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Connection How do I connect my digital video camera to a computer?

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Re: Connection

A digital video camera may be connected to a computer using an optional OHCI compatible, digital video capture kit available commercially. These kits must be capable of using the IEEE1394 (FireWire) interface to enable you to import digital video signal and still images into your computer. For those models equipped with a separate USB port, the camcorder may also be connected to a computer via its mini-B USB port, for downloading still images recorded on the SD/MMC card.

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