DV Messenger 2

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Overview

System Requirements & Camcorder Compatibility

Canon's DV Messenger2 software allows you to take full advantage of Microsoft Windows XP's Messenger program by adding one important element - your Canon DV camcorder. Simply connect your camcorder to your computer's IEEE1394 terminal to create a videoconferencing studio at home, the office, or anywhere. Instead of just typing a message, you can have a face-to-face conversation, making your on-line chats interactive and fun. Zoom in for a closer look, adjust focus, and control your camcorder's playback functions through your computer. Even more exciting, you can also control your friend's camcorder. See an image or movie clip you like? Use DV Messenger2 to easily transfer files from your friend directly to your computer.

When used in combination with the Optura Xi or Optura 300, you have even greater flexibility for a truly remarkable Internet Video experience.


Canon's DV Messenger2 software allows you to take full advantage of Microsoft Windows XP's Messenger program by adding one important element - your Canon DV camcorder. Simply connect your camcorder to your computer's IEEE 1394 terminal to create a videoconferencing studio at home, the office, or anywhere. Instead of just typing a message, you can have a face-to-face conversation, making your on-line chats interactive and fun. Zoom in for a closer look, adjust focus, and control your camcorder's playback functions through your computer. Even more exciting, you can also control your friend's camcorder. See an image or movie clip you like? Use DV Messenger2 to easily transfer files from your friend directly to your computer.

When used in combination with the Optura Xi or Optura 300, you have even greater flexibility for a truly remarkable Internet Video experience.


To use DV Messenger2, you must have the Windows XP operating system installed along with Windows Messenger 4.5.

If you use a router to connect to the Internet, please note that your router must be UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) compatible.

Also note the following requirements:

  • NET PASSPORT registration (you may use a current account or create a new one)
  • A broadband Internet connection (such as Cable, DSL, ISDN, or similar) is highly recommended
  • A global Internet Protocol address
  • A bridge type connection or use of an UPnP router
  • No personal firewall system (If you have one installed, it must be temporarily disabled while using DV Messenger2).

Designed for Microsoft Windows XP


Hardware/Software Configuration

OS:
Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional
CPU:

500MHz processor or faster
(800MHz or faster is recommended).

Memory:
128MB or more (256MB or more is recommended).
HD:
100MB or more
IF:
IEEE1394 for OHCI or USB 1.1/2.0 (Optura Xi & Optura 300)
Necessary
software:
Windows Messenger 4.5

*The videoconference function of Microsoft Windows Messenger must be available.


Camcorder Compatibility

Camcorder Model
Local Control
Remote Control
 
Camera
VCR
Card
Camera
VCR
Card
 ELURA*
O
O
-
O
O
-
 GL1*
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
 OPTURA Pi
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
 ZR10
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
 ELURA 2MC
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
 ELURA 2
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
 ZR30MC
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
 ZR25MC
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
 ZR20
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
 XL1S
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
 OPTURA 100MC
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
 ELURA 20MC
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
 ELURA 10
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
 ZR50MC
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
 ZR45MC
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
X
 
 ZR40
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
 ELURA 40MC
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
 GL2
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
 OPTURA 200MC
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
 ZR70MC
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
 ZR65MC
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
 ZR60
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
O
 
O
 
-
 
 OPTURA 10
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
 OPTURA 20
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
 ELURA 50
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
 OPTURA XI
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
 OPTURA 300
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 
O
 


O -- control or file transfer available
X -- control or file transfer not available
Card -- means file transfer function

*May experience audio noise during playback