Canon Vixia HV40 HD camcorder not recognized on IEEE1394

Windows 7 does not recognize HD camcorder on IEEE1394 (Camcorder = Canon Vixia HV40. It is Windows 7 compatible)

Camcorder = Canon Vixia HV40. It is Windows 7 compatible as per Canon website -

IEEE1394 card was not recognized at first by Windows 7, so reverted to "legacy" driver, then card was regognized

But the camcorder is not recognized

Camcorder is recognized well on another PC running Windows XP with *same* IEEE1394 card pulled out and installed on that XP computer)

Windows 7 home edition

The same camcorder is also not recognized when connected to Windows 7 via a USB port


Use the USB..connection...

Your Camcorder is MPEG-2 a DVD Format


USB Terminal



NOT--a Fire wire connection..

NOT--DV,,mpeg2 is already a compressed file.

DV--is called Large Fame(un-compressed)..its the best EDITING-format/1080p is just as good.


USB 2.0 Full Speed--->>>((NOT))Firewire



Video Terminal

component (output), composite (output)



DV: 16 bit (2ch) 48 kHz 12 bit (4ch) 32 kHz 4ch synchronous recording not possible HDV: MPEG1 Audio Layer II (2 ch) (4-channel playback of tapes containing 4-channel recordings possible)

)))-->>these would require the CANON..product cables...



Accessory Shoe Advanced

Supplied Video Editing Software




HDMI Terminal

((This looks like a TV-out Playback))


HDMI Type A (19 pins) Connector (output)


Microphone Terminal 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio input and output)
Dimensions (W X H X D) 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in. (88 x 82 x 138mm)
Weight (not including lens and battery pack) 1.2 lbs. (535g)
Weight 1.4 lbs. (615g)


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Last updated April 5, 2021 Views 15,762 Applies to: