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Capturing on my Canon XH A1 (cables?)

I have a G5 iMac and a 4 to 6 pin firewire cable for my Canon XH A1. The problem is, when I connect it to my Canon, my computer doesn't recognize it. I know the cable works because it'll read my Sony DCR-HC21.

Is this the wrong cable? Am I setting the Canon right? I plug it in, turn it on, and switch it to the VCR/Play mode.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but it's frustrating me because I don't usually have much time to edit.



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If that firewire cable works on the Sony

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then it should work on the Canon. Have you tried the Canon with another computer?

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Figured it out

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I actually got it figured out. The folks at Canon helped me out; it was actually a matter of setting/adjusting some of the parameters in the menu.

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xh a1 capture solution

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What were the parameters used in the menue to capture video?

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Since I saw this resurrected, it occurred

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to me that the G5 iMac either needs to have HDV selected when importing - and that might require a "custom install" of the Apple Intermediate Codec (a QuickTime component on the OSX discs),


There is a selection on the XHA1 that is required to be set so DV/HDV is sent out the DV port during the import to the Mac,



I know I had to manually install the AIC on my G5 in order for the Mac to recognize HDV from my Sony HDR-HC1...

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