Embracing the industry's latest and most sophisticated technology, Canon camcorders feature an exclusive connection circuit, called VIC. VIC is a virtual powerhouse. Traditionally, multiple chips were needed to perform the camcorder's input and output functions. However VIC manages it all with one single chip. The result is seamless connectivity whether you are connecting to a computer, TV, or VCR.
Thanks to the Analog Line-In/Converter, you can also send an analog video signal from a TV, VCR or a camcorder into the ZR80 and record it onto a DV tape. You can even convert the analog signal into a digital signal, for direct transfer to digital video devices or computers equipped with an IEEE1394 terminal*.
*The Analog to Digital Converter may not function depending on the software used.