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I have a Canon Vixia HV40 camcorder.

I want to transfer the digital video tapes it produces to DVD using an iMac. Do I need some kind o patch to do that?

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Re: I have a Canon Vixia HV40 camcorder.

Hi Goldbtik29!


Thank you for posting.


You can transfer the video recorded with your HV40 to your computer by connecting the camcorder to your computer using a DV cable.  The DV cable connects to the HDV/DV terminal on the camcorder, then to an IEEE1394 port on the computer.  Then, set the camcorder to the playback mode. 


You will need to use video editing software to bring the video over, process it how you want, then record that to another media format, like a DVD.


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Re: I have a Canon Vixia HV40 camcorder.

Thank you. I was able to record the tape directly into iMovie for editing.
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