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So long as what is being shown on the canon is being shown on the tv this means it is connected correctly and playing the video back, that ends anything to do with the camera as the problem. From here your recorder needs that video as an input and you will set the record/dub feature from it to record from that external camera source to the dvd. Again since it is on screen it has nothing to do with the camera. On your vcr with the camera connected to the vcr via the composite jacks you will simply set the vcr to record from that source (depends on model of vcr and it's abilities).
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You will want to connect the camera to a tv to confirm the problem is not with the camera and that the camera is sending the video out to the recording source, otherwise it is not known if the problem is with the camera or the recorder.