Transferring video recordings to and from a computer Optura 600

Article ID: ART155914 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Transferring video recordings to and from a computer Optura 600


Transferring Video Recordings to and from a Computer Optura 600

You can transfer video recordings to and from the computer using a USB cable or an IEEE1394 (DV) cable.

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Before transferring video recordings from the tape to the computer, make sure to prepare the following:

To connect with the USB cable

  • A computer running Windows XP (Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2) equipped with a USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) Terminal
  • A USB cable (supplied)
  • Canon USB Video Driver (the driver is included with the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK)
  • Windows Movie Maker 2 (Version 2.0.3312.0 with SP1, or version 2.1.4026.0 with SP2)

To connect with an IEEE1394 (DV) cable

  • A computer equipped with an IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or an IEEE1394 (DV) capturing board.
  • A DV cable (sold separately)
  • The appropriate driver
    - A driver is included with Windows operating systems later than Windows 98 Second Edition and Mac operating systems later than Mac OS 9. The driver is installed automatically when you connect the camcorder to the computer.
  • Video editing software
    - You can use any IEEE1394 compatible video editing software that came bundled with your computer or video capturing board. You can also use the video editing software included with your operating system (Windows Movie Maker with Windows XP/Windows ME; iMovie with Mac OS 9 and later).


  1. Start your computer.
    - If you wish to connect the camcorder using the USB cable, you need to install the Canon USB Video Driver.

  2. Set the camcorder to PLAY(VCR) / mode.

  3. When using a USB cable:
    - Press the <MENU> button and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AVDV/], set it to [OFF] and press the <MENU> button.

  4. Connect the camcorder to the computer using a USB cable or DV cable.

  5. Start the software.
  • Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.
  • If the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the interface cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and computer back on and reconnect them.
  • Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable, make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable, and that no other 1394 device is connected to the computer.
  • We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while it is connected to the computer.
  • Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.



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