i have just bought a canon MV830 camcorder, and i am having problems trying to transfer video from same to my pc, it came with a usb lead,i set it all up, but each time i try it says unable to detect hardware, the camcorder came with a disc called digital video solution disk, also pinnacle studio 9se, i have installed both,but no luck atall, i read about fire-wire but i dont think i have it, any advice please, thanks, joel.
You have to do the Capture in the Software Program supplied on the Driver CD. It does not work as a Digital Camera. You have to use some kind of Video editing Software to get youe Video of the Tape or memory
I've been looking on the Canon web site. Yes you will have to have a firewire card and a firewire cable. I spent £1000 on a Sony Dv even at that price they were too tight to put a firewire cable in the box.
If your camera is capable you may be able to do alot more! ie Pause the video anywhere you wish and transfer this image to the memory card in your camera then download via the usb (you will loose a little of the sharpness) Unlike if you took the image direct onto your memory card.
Also you may be able to record a section of video onto the memory card as a mpg (I do mine on fine setting) this is 15 seconds worth. Download via the USB. Ideal to send that special moment via the web. You can try this at least you will have something to view on your computer!