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How to Download Movies From a JVC GR-D270U Camcorder

by Jamie Lisse
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The JVC GR-D270U camcorder is a compact mini DV camcorder that you can use to create movies and other videos. A fully charged battery allows you to record a total of 1.5 hours of digital video on the JVC GR-D270U. You can view your recorded video on the 2.5-inch screen, but you might want to downloaded it to your computer to view on a larger monitor. You can download the video files on your own using one of the cables included with the JVC GR-D270U.

Step 1

Turn the power switch on your camcorder to "Off."

Step 2

Connect the USB cable that came with the camcorder to the USB port on the camcorder. If you are using the DV cable, connect one end of the cable to the computer first.

Step 3

Put the other end of the USB cable into the USB port on your computer. If you are using the DV cable, connect it to the camcorder.

Step 4

Power on your camcorder. Wait while your computer recognizes the attached JVC GR-D270U camcorder. Typically you will get a pop-up on your screen asking how you want to proceed once the camcorder has been recognized.

Step 5

Open your video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere, Roxie, iMovie or Windows Movie Maker.

Import, or capture, the video from the camcorder to your computer using the video editing software. For example, in iMovie you click on "File," then "Import from Camera" to download the movie from your camcorder to the computer.

Items you will need

  • USB cable or DV cable

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