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- January 7, 2010 at 9:11 PM #40556
You guys have been very helpful before and helped me find a video camera that best suites me. And I ordered it, shot some footage with it, and now I need to edit it. The only problem is it did not come with a cord to connect to my computer. The only cord I got is an HDMI cord to connect to the tv and stuff. But I have no idea what cord I need to connect it. I have googled it and I just keep seeing stuff about firewire. I have the Canon Vixia HV40. Any help? Thanks.
Oh, and I googled firewire cord and it is too small to fit anywhere in my computer. I saw an image of firewire/usb cord. Is that what I need?
I checked on your model and it looks like you need a firewire 4×6 pin cable. It will be a small plug on one end and a large one on the other. The small (4 pin) plug will go into your camera and the large (6 pin) plug goes to your computer’s firewire input.
I found one at my house, but nothing showed up on my computer. I’m not sure if the firewire is just old and isn’t working or what. I may go buy one tomorrow, but is there something in particular I have to do to get the video from the camera to sony vegas 9?
Further things to check out…
Are you sure the fire-wire hardware is functional? (assuming Windows OS) Right click “My Computer” and select “Manage”. In the drop-down select “Device Manager”. If you do not see “IEEE 1394 Bus host devices” (another name for fire-wire) that may be your problem. Either you do not have the hardware installed or your PC is not see it or recognizing it. If it is there does it have a yellow triangle with an ! in it? Then you have a hardware/driver issue you need to resolve before the device will work properly. Douple clicking it should give you some information on what the issue is. If it is present and things look okay…
…have you reviewed the users manual for your editing software. Most give pretty good basic instructions on the hook-up, settings, and process to import or download your video. Most have a short troubleshooting guide that helps with common basic issues as well.
I did what you said and I don’t see “IEEE 1394 Bus host devices”. What hardware do I need to install?