I am trying to make a DVD from my cannon zr70. I am using Windows Movie Maker. (windows xp laptop)
I am using a USB cable (provided by cannon) to connect my camcorder to laptop
when I play my camcorder and I try to do "Capture video from source" in the movie maker - it throws an error
"A video capture device was not detected. Verify that the device is turned and connected properly and then try again"
If I change the camcorder mode to "card" - it recognizes my camcorder to move over still photos.
This is my first attempt to make a DVD. Any help is appreciated
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I do not know MACs, but a standard 4-pin to 6-pin firewire (IEEE1394) is needed. On Windows XP, plug it in, run Windows Movemaker and you are good to go. By the way, a "DV cable" is a firewire cable.
If your MAC cannot "see" your camcorder, try another firewire device to see if your MAC is the culprit, or drag your camcorder and firewire cable to a friend's PC running Windows XP and see if it works.
Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory (Updated 10/31/2006)
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I use Handbrake ( http://handbrake.fr ) to turn the minidvd files into Mpeg4 files. I have a canon dc 220 and I hook it up to my computer with the supplied USB cable. I then copy the files onto my laptop and use Handbrake to convert them to the mpeg4 format.
As your camera only has analogue outputs, you will need to buy a video capture card for your PC, such as those made by Leadtek. As mentioned by Tela above, there are also external USB-connected devices that do the same job.
Make sure your PC exceeds the minimum spec or you may lose information during capture. I would recommend at least 1GHz processor.
you need to use another program for import of videos as the movie maker in windows is funny with these download pinnacle studio 10 or other file that will allow xvid import if camcorder came with software then use this to convert from to mpeg format then you can import to windows movie maker.
hope this has helped