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Registered: ‎11-02-2018
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Mac does not see Canon hf G20

I am trying to transfer video to my mac with the usb cable. I understand that it is supposed to show up as a drive on the desktop. Mine does not. iMovie doesn't see it either. When I go to Import Video, it tells me to plug in a camera.


The camera is in Play mode, I selected Built-in memory and I've also tried All. The inserted memory card does not show up either. Any ideas?


Mac OS 10.1.5 El Capitan


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)


2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-12-2018

Re: Mac does not see Canon hf G20

I'm not trying to be weird but have you considered a SD card reader?  Are you running the pixela software or an alternative?




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Registered: ‎11-02-2018

Re: Mac does not see Canon hf G20

Yeah, I've resorted to using SD cards. Just thought that the internal memory is wasted and useless if I can't get the vids out of there. Would be nice to have.

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