Question by Hannah Micon: Importing video from a tape on to movie maker!?
I am trying to get video, recorded on a tape on to windows movie maker. I have connected it and my video camera screen has said “USB CONNECTING” for 30 minutes. My computer has approved the camera but when I go to click “Import from digital video camera” a message pops up saying that it could not find the camera. I know that it is connected properly and that the tape is in well. How do i get my video onto movie maker?
Answer by snowwillow20
I’m assuming this is a minidv camcorder, since USB isn’ working.
If you have a mini dv (cassette) camcorder….
Your dv camcorder needs a firewire connection (ieee 1394) in order to download video, your PC probably did not come with a firewire port, so you will have to buy one and install it, since most computers (except possibly brand new) don’t come with a firewire port, your camcorder did not come with a firewire cord so you have to purchase a cord too. Your camcorder did come with a USB cord and that is used for downloading stills from your camcorder. Make sure your camera is in playback mode.
The fine print in your manual makes reference to firewire (ieee 1394) connection.
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