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Windows sees my Canon vixia hv40 and device manager but there are no drivers for it.


I have Windows 10 64-bit and in my device manager it shows my Canon vixia hv40 but it says there are no drivers installed. I cannot find them to use them to capture video from my tapes to my drive. Please advise. I want to redo this be cause an external with it all on there crashed  #windows10 #vixiahv40 



Is this via USB? Generally this kind of transfer is done with FIreWire, and most PC's don't have that.

No it's firewire. I have a 800 card in my HP z440



Generally, you don't need a driver for a DV camera. I would get some software that can import the footage - I have no idea what to use on a PC - there are fewer and fewer options. Adobe even dropped support in Premiere.


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In Windows you can use clipchamp, which is free a download from the Windows store, This application replaced Windows Movie Maker.  I believe it will work to import captured footage on a DV camcorder over firewire.  It's also a great little editor.


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That is not my issue and I use Premiere Pro 2023 and 2024. Windows is seeing the device,   but it does not have drivers for it.

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It's a MiniDV camera. I just want drivers in the archive to be able to use my product to copy my tapes to my drives. I don't need new drivers just the last build that works. I already have a Vixia hf g40 and a GX10 that use sd AND THAT RESOLUTION ON THAT IS REDUNDANT. You should have made a newer version of the GX10 btw. 😜

I'm aware it's a mini DV camera. I believe Microsoft stopped supporting Firewire (IEE1394), but I could be wrong. 

Also, check out the VIXIA HF G70.