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The JVC GR-DX95 series are
by boya84 - 5/19/12 9:33 AM
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MiniDV tape based camcorders.
Connect the camcorder's DV port (not USB) to the computer's firewire port (not USB) using a firewire cable (not USB. With the camcorder in "Play" mode, launch the video editor in the computer and Import or Capture the video.
DV, Firewire, i.LINK and EEE1394 are all the same thing. They are not USB. USB-to-firewire cable/converter/adapter things do not work.
We don't know what computer you are using so we have no way to know if it has a firewire port. If it does not, hopefully it has an available expansion slot so you can add one. Firewire ports can be 4-pin (i.LINK), 6-pin (Firewire 400) or 9-pin (Firewire 800). They can all "talk" to each other if you have the correct cable.
USB is used only for getting stills off the memory card.
See page 44. USB can also be used to allow the camcorder to be a web-cam or transferring moving images to a computer - assuming the USB driver actually will work with whatever operating system your computer uses. Generally speaking, USB driver support for video importing over USB ended in the Windows XP days (Macs never supported importing high quality DV over USB like this). DV/Firewire/i.LINK/IEEE1394 is used for getting the video from the tape and into the computer. The "DV cable" was optional - so you were not missing anything - they are inexpensive (even Radio Shack has them). Most Macs made in the last 10+ years have a firewire port. The exceptions are the current crop of MacBook and MacBook Air laptops - all others (including current MacMini, iMac, MacBook Pro and MacPro towers have a firewire port.
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