Originally Posted by bjmoney
Favor. Could somebody guide me through the exact clicks & buttons to push on the HG20 to connect the camcorder to the PC via USB?
My daughter dropped the camera and the screen no longer works. It's been a long time and I cannot remember what on-screen prompts need to be answered. I'd like to download my video before sending in for repair. Canon technical support says it would be too difficult to walk me through over the phone, so hopefully somebody here is willing to help!
Have you connected your camcorder to your computer via USB before? If so, then you don't need to do anything:
- set the dial to video playback (3rd icon from the top, blue camcorder icon)
- plug in the power cord
- plug in the USB cord and connect it to the same computer that you've connected before
- turn on the camcorder
- wait about 10 seconds you should hear the USB device connect notice sound on Windows
- then open "Computer", in there you should see "CANON", open it, then open "AVCHD" folder, "BDMV", then all your videos should be in "STREAM" folder
(All your photos are located at "DCIM" folder)
If you have never connected your camcorder to your PC before, then what you can do is connect your camcorder to your TV via either standard AV cable, Composite, or HDMI. Then your TV will display what is being displayed on your camcorder's LCD, then you can proceed on connecting your camcorder to your PC via USB.
The only question the camcorder will ask is for confirmation of whether or not you want to connect it to your PC via USB.