Only DV connections (IEEE1394 connections) are possible when connecting your camcorder to a computer.
DV connections (IEEE1394 connections)
Your camcorder can be connected to a computer equipped with an IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or OHCI-compliant IEEE1394 capture board.
You can transfer taped recordings (digital video signals) to the computer by connecting the camcorder to the computer.
Use the editing software supplied with your computer/capture board to transfer video recordings from tape to the computer.
If you are using a computer running Windows XP, you can also record the video simultaneously on your computer's hard disk and on the tape using DV-PC Recorder Software.
You can download the DV-PC Recorder Software from Canon's DV-PC Recorder Web site.
Making the connection
Connect the camcorder to the computer as shown in the figure below.
The computer's IEEE1394 (DV) terminal is either a 4-pin or a 6-pin type, depending on the computer used.
Use either the CV-150F (4-pin - 4-pin) or the CV-250F (4-pin - 6-pin) DV cable (sold separately), whichever fits your computer's terminal.
(1) There are cases where the connection may not work correctly, depending on your system specifications/settings.
(2) If the computer freezes while you have the camcorder connected to it , disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, take the following actions.
(2-1) Disconnect the DV cable from the camcorder and the computer, and then turn off the camcorder and the computer.
(2-2) Turn the camcorder and the computer back on and then reconnect them with the DV cable.
(3) Your camera cannot be used with DV NETWORK SOFTWARE (DV Messenger).