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Canon MV530i Manual etc.

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by davecabezo, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. davecabezo

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    Hi M8s,
    I've inherited a Canon MV530i camcorder but not a manual, cable to transfer to Computer or Software. I've looked on the net for the above but the only site I've found wants stupid amounts of money for the manual and cable. Any ideas where I can download the manual and what cable I need to connect the camcorder, I presume to the USB port and a site for any software I need.
    Many thanks,
    Dave
     
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    To transfer full quality video to a PC the only connection you can use is firewire!!!!
    A firewire cable on its own will cost you under £10, or if you need to add a firewire port to your PC then a PCI card and cable should cost about £10 - £15. All prices are online though, not from a PC World etc :devil:

    Have you tried the Canon web site for the manual? I'm sure they have a download area for manuals.

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  3. melsueur

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    Which cable can you use for a Mac. I used a firewire to connect my Camcorder Canon MV430i with my old PC, but I cant use this cable with my iBook (no firewire entry).
    Do you have any information about using this Camcorder with Mac ?
    Thanks a lot.
     
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    whats a firewire port/connection? :lease:
     
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    I wanted a copy of the manual for my Canon MD160 tried the Canon site only to be redirected to another site where you had to pay.
    On doing a bit of research I discovered that the USA equivalent of my camcorder (the MD160) was the ZR850 and I could download a copy of the manual F.O.C from the US Canon site.
    I believe that the equivilant US spec to your camcorder is the ZR65-MCA? If you go on the Canon US site and go to the support tab it is possible to download the manual etc from there.
    There may be minor differences but at least all the basics should be the same.
    Hope this is helpful.
    RG

    (Looks like myself and Peter were posting at the same time!!!)
     
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    Ooops, I wasn't paying attention, my previous posting should read ZR25MC, for the DM-MV430. I answered the original 2005 post referring to a DM-MV530.

    Peter
     
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    Apple were the company that invented the firewire connection, so I would be very surprised if your iBook diodn't have a firewire port. Firewire is often refered by the following different names, but is exactly the same thing - iLink(Sony name), ieee1394, DV port.

    Mark.
     
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    Does anyone know if the usb cable is a standard size as my nokia one fits but doesn't seam to go fully home.

    I am another that is trying to use a camcorder for the first time in years (its been in the garage for about 4 years ish)

    Does anyone have any usb drivers for vista ?
     
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    I presume you understand that in order to transfer video from this camcorder you need to use the FireWire connection? USB is for transferring stills only. See post 2 above.
     
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    I assume that the USB lead for the Nokia phone is mini USB. I am also assuming that the camcorder only has a standard USB port or a firewire port.
    If both the above are true then I think you are putting the mini USB cable into the 4 pin firewire port on the camcorder, and this would be why it doesn't push home securely.

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