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I got this Canon MVX350i camcorder. It uses miniDV tapes and it has a firewire port. The problem is it doesn't come with a firewire cable (which I bought myself meanwhile) nor specialised software for transferring a movie from tape to computer. Does anyone know whats the best (or close) software out there for this thing? I know it's basically digital, but I heard from people who transfered via firewire and the movie quality was lousy.

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and isn't that ironic ? I got a bulk of manuals (in 30 languages or so) with software and they only deal with the memory card (mmc) of the camera (for pictures and low res compressed movies), but there's nothing for the miniDV tape, which I suppose is the focal point of this camcorder (hence the name - camcorder). Anyway, thank you for the advice - dvdsanta seems to be one of the recommended software out there.

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UPDATE: tried dvd santa, but it didn't manage to stop where the recording stopped (it wasn't the whole tape) and the output file was not viewable (only sound, no video). Then I tried Windows Movie Maker (doh) and it turned out to work just fine - not too many formats available though (I could only go with dv avi as I can't get along with the heavy compression on wmv format)

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