camcorder to computer connection

How do I get my computer (using Windows XP) to recognize my Canon Z85 camcorder?  I want to record from the camcorder to a dvd (my computer has a dvd burner).  Is that possible?  Please help me in plain, simple English - I am not very computer literate.  Thank you so much!
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Re: camcorder to computer connection

There should be a cable included in with the camera when you bought it, either firewire or USB.  With a camcorder, its better to get firewire (aka IEEE 1394).  This one transfers faster.  This one is for hooking it to the computer.  They should have also included a CD with the necessary drivers and software for editing and whatever else.  If this wasnt included, the manufacturer should have it available for sale.
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