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