Computer system requirements for the software bundled with the VIXIA HG20, HG21, and HF11
Article ID: ART104350 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015
 

Description

Computer system requirements for the software bundled with the VIXIA HG20, HG21, and HF11

Solution

Computer system requirements for the disks bundled with the VIXIA HG20, HG21, and HF11 high definition camcorders.

DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk (still images only)

Windows

OS

Windows Vista (including Service Pack 1)
Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)
* Proper operation is not guaranteed on an OS that has been upgraded from a previous version.

Computer Model

Computers that come with above OS preinstalled and have built-in USB ports.

CPU

Windows Vista: Pentium 1.3 GHz or better
Windows XP/Windows 2000: Pentium 500 MHz or better

RAM

Windows Vista: 512 MB or more
Windows XP/Windows 2000: 256 MB or more

Interface

USB: only preinstalled Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000 systems with built-in USB ports

Free Hard Disk Space

Canon Utilities
- ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more
Canon DV TWAIN Driver: 25 MB or more

Display

1024 - 768 pixels or better/High Color (16 bit) or better
  • Proper operation is not guaranteed on a dual CPU PC or on a user-built PC.
  • Proper operation is not guaranteed on any particular system, even if it meets the requirements outlined above.
  • A CD-ROM drive is required to install the software.
Product names are abbreviated as follows:
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (including Service Pack 1): Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2): Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4): Windows 2000

Macintosh (still images only)

OS

Mac OS X (v10.3 - v10.5)

Computer Model

Computers that come with above OS preinstalled

CPU

PowerPC G3/G4/G5, or Intel processor

RAM

256 MB or more

Interface

USB

Free Hard Disk Space

Canon Utilities
- ImageBrowser 300 MB or more

Display

1024 - 768 pixels / 32,000 colors or better
  • Proper operation is not guaranteed on any particular system, even if it meets the requirements outlined above.
  • ImageBrowser does not operate on disks initialized with the Unix File System (UFS).
  • A CD-ROM drive is required to install the software.

PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE (video editing only)

System requirements vary depending on the task you want to perform, such as saving files, playing them back, editing them, and writing them back to the camcorder. Confirm the following table for the relevant operations.

Desired task

System configuration A

System configuration B

Saving movies to the computer and organizing them

Yes

Yes

Playing back movies on the computer

No

Yes

Editing movies

No

Yes

Disc authoring

Yes*

Yes

Writing back to the camcorder

Yes

Yes

*When authoring an AVCHD disc with recordings in MXP mode, use system configuration B.

System Configuration A

Operating system

Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or 3)(*1) Microsoft Windows Vista (including Service Pack 1)(*2)

CPU

Intel Pentium 4 1.49GHz or better
Intel Celeron 1.7GHz or better
Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or better
Intel Celeron D 3.0GHz or better

RAM

512MB or more

Available hard disk space

Installation: 300 MB or more;
Disc authoring: At least double the amount of data to be written on the disc (*3)

Display

1024 x 768 resolution or better, 16-bit color (high color) or better

Sound

Sound card compatible with DirectSound

Disc drive

Preinstalled DVD drive (Blu-ray Disc drive if creating Blu-ray Discs) with writing capabilities

Others

- Preinstalled USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB) port
- System that can run DirectX 9.0c
- Internet connection (during installation)

System Configuration B

Operating system

Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or 3)(*1) Microsoft Windows Vista (including Service Pack 1)(*2)

CPU

Intel Pentium D 3.0GHz or better
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz or better
Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.33 GHz or better (for MXP mode)

RAM

1GB or more

2GB or more

Available hard disk space

Installation: 300 MB or more;
Disc authoring: At least double the amount of data to be written on the disc(*3)

Display

1280 x 1024 resolution or better, 32-bit color or better; Intel G965 Express Chipset on-board or better

Sound

Sound card compatible with DirectSound

Disc drive

Preinstalled DVD drive (Blu-ray Disc drive if creating Blu-ray Discs) with writing capabilities

Others

- Preinstalled USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB) port
- System that can run DirectX 9.0c
- Internet connection (during installation)
*1: Home Edition or Professional.
*2: Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business or Enterprise, 32 bit.
*3: At least 10 GB for a full, standard-size(12cm) DVD-R disc.
  • Operation is not guaranteed when using over-clocked CPUs.
  • This does not guarantee full operation.

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