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Saving Dv tape to computer? Getting computer to see camera?

I can't seem to get my computer to see the camera. And...I have taped two home movies I want to download and keep on my computer. Can someone please help?

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    How can I burn to CD from home video my camcorder, either from a tape, or a card. I don't see any connection to my computer eventhough I connect the USB cord correctly. FYI: My computer is Window VISTA.



    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    My lap top can't find the Canon ZR70 so I can't import my media into MovieMaker. Help please.

  • kikoarquer Jun 30, 2008

    I want to save a movie in the computer, to edit and to put it in the web, but I connect my " Canon zr70 MC A" in a usb cable and anything happen'.

    What can I do?



    tks



    Francisco Arquer Thomé

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The USB connection is for getting still images (photos) off the camcorder. To get moving images (video) off the camcorder, you must use a FireWire cable (IEEE 1394). The cable only costs about $15. But you need to have a FireWire port on your computer to plug it into -- if you don't have one, you'll have to install a FireWire card. Check someplace like TigerDirect computer parts supplier, they are only $15 to $60 now.

Or, if you don't want to open up your computer to install a FireWire card, you can buy a Pinnacle MovieBox for $120. It just sits next to your computer, not inside. It is very easy to use and comes with great video editing software. You plug the FireWire from your camcorder into the front of the MovieBox, then plug the back of the MovieBox into your computer with USB.

Plus, you can use the MovieBox to record from your VCR or DVD player into your computer! For that, you'll need the standard red/white/yellow cables.

In fact, if your camcorder has those cables, you can use them to go thru the MovieBox, and save yourself the cost of the FireWire cable. But I think FireWire will give better quality than the red/white/yellow cable.

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Stupid suggestion. wasting more money!

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I had the same problem. You cannot download DV from a ZR70mc to your computer without a IEEE DV cable ($120) and a 6 pin firewire connection on your computer. Since 99.9% of computers don't have one of these connections, how about this solution: buy a DVD recorder($80 on ebay) and record your DV onto a DVD then download the DVD onto your computer using free DVD encripting software.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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I have the same problem. I tried two laptops (both less then 2 years old), every USB port on them and two different cable connectors. No go. Luckily I bought my Canon ZR850 at Costco so I'll probably just return it. It's extremely annoying that the camcorder will not download since it is not recognized as hardware on my computers. I tried both the microsoft and and canon websites, but no go in terms of drivers or download fixes. I am very disappointed with Canon.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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