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Windows 7 doesnt recognize canon mvx450 camcorder. i connect the camcorder with a firewire cable, it worked fine before in old windows, but in windows 7 it doesnt. computer doesnt even detect anything has been plugged in. simply nothing happens. i had a similar problem with my canon 350d, but after changing certain settings on camera itself, it worked fine. their must be a catch here as well, i just cant figure it out. can someone help me out? i'd appreciate it a lot!

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Contact Canon - could be that the unit is not compatible with Win 7 and may need some other driver or patch to work properly.

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You need software to recognize it. Do you have video editing software in your computer?

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If you had it working before consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Vista is notorious for not recognizing firewire devices, especially camcorders. Try going to the Hardware Manager and updating the IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controller driver. When prompted, you can search in the WINDOWS\WINSXS directory and make sure the Subfolders box is checked. It may show that the driver is the incorrect one but continue to install it.
Afterward try plugging in your camcorder and see if it shows up.

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SOURCE: FireWire for camcorder mini dv

Go to this link. Click on "Frequently Asked Questions" and then click on the appropriate link (#4). Basically, once the firewire cable is connected, make sure that the camcorder is in the playback mode, is turned on, and you see "DV IN" on the LCD. If all that is happening, your computer/software should be able to "see" the camcorder and download the video.

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