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can't capture from my cannon video camera to Final Cut or iMovie.

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Hi. I can't capture from my cannon video camera to FInal Cut or iMovie. ANy help would be greatly appreciated. I don't think my iMac is recognizing the camera. I was told I don't need a firewire, that USB would work if I'm just capturing. If I need a firewire what kind (the one I was sold didn't fit). I'm getting an "unable to locate external device message". Not sure of next steps to try. Thanks.

 

Computer= iMac 21.5-inch: 2.5GHz

            2.5GHzQuad-Core Intel Core i5

            1920 x 1080resolution

            4GB (two 2GB)memory

            500GB harddrive1

                        AMDRadeon HD 6750M with 512MB

 

Processorand Memory -

Powered by a quad-core Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and DDR3memory.

Connectionsand Expansion

SuperDrive, SDXC card slot, audio in, audio out, USB 2.0,FireWire 800, Thunderbolt, Gigabit Ethernet.

Video camera = Canon Vixia HV40                                                                                                                                                

Standard  Definition or High Definition

 

High  Definition

 

Power  Consumption

 

4.3 W

 

Television  System

 

NTSC

 

Video  Recording system

 

MPEG2

 

Image  Sensor

 

1/2.7-inch  CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

 

Total  Pixels

 

Approx.  2.96 Megapixels

 

Effective  Pixels

 

Tape:  HD/DV (16:9) mode: Approx 2.07 Megapixels (1920x1080)

DV  (4:3) mode: Approx 1.55 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)

Card:  (16:9) mode: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080), (4:3) mode: Approx. 2.76  Megapixels (1440 x 1080)

 

Tape  Format

 

HDV /  DV

 

Maximum  recording Time

 

SP: 80  minutes, HDV, DV

LP: 120  minutes DV

 

Lens

 

Zoom  Ratio 10x Optical  / 200x Digital

Focal  Length f=6.1-61mm  (35mm equivalent: 43.6 - 436mm)

Zoom  Speed Variable /  3 Fixed Zoom Speeds

Max.  F/Stop  f/1.8-3.0mm (when tapes are used)

 

Focusing  System

 

Instant  AF, TTL (through the lens)

 

Manual  Exposure

 

Yes

 

Programmed  AE

 

Auto,  Program, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset,  Spotlight, Fireworks

 

Max  Shutter Speed

 

Movie:  1/2000, Still image: 1/500

 

Auto  Date/Time

 

Yes

 

Record  Search/Review

 

Yes

 

Focusing  System

 

10 mm  (wide) / 1m (tele)

 

White  Balance

 

Auto,  Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual

 

Frame  Rate

 

60i,  Native 24p Progressive (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i),  30p Progressive (records at 60i)

 

Minimum  Illumination

 

0.2 lx  (Night Mode)

 

Image  Stabilization

 

SuperRange  Optical (lens shift)

 

Filter  Diameter

 

43mm

 

Viewfinder

 

Widescreen  0.27-inch Color Viewfinder / (Approx. 123,000 dots)

 

LCD  Screen

 

2.7-inch  Widescreen LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)

 

Recording  Media

 

High  Definition Mini DV (recommended) (63 min) or MiniDV cassette

 

USB  Terminal

 

USB 2.0  Full Speed

 

Video  Terminal

 

component  (output), composite (output)

 

Audio

 

DV: 16  bit (2ch) 48 kHz 12 bit (4ch) 32 kHz 4ch synchronous recording not possible  HDV: MPEG1 Audio Layer II (2 ch) (4-channel playback of tapes containing  4-channel recordings possible)

 

Accessory  Shoe

 

Advanced

 

Supplied  Video Editing Software

 

None

 

HDMI Terminal

 

HDMI  Type A (19 pins) Connector (output)

 

Microphone  Terminal

 

3.5 mm  stereo mini-jack

 

AV Mini  Terminal/Headphone Terminal

 

3.5 mm  4 pole mini-jack (video/audio input and output)

 

Dimensions

 

(W X H  X D) 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in. (88 x 82 x 138mm)

 

Weight  (not including lens and battery pack)

 

1.2  lbs. (535g)

 

Weight

 

1.4  lbs. (615g)

 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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