downloading video,panasonic camcorder model PV-GS19, not compat -v

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by viki, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. viki

    viki Guest

    Have instructions from panasonic and they suggested I find info from
    microsoft on how to get video from this camera's little tapes onto pc using
    vista. They are not going any farther with it themselves. They said Vista has
    been made to NOT be compatible with 16 bit.

    Does that mean my best option is to uninstall Vista and buy xp, or 2000 or me?

    I have precious video of only grandson to get on dvd. Looking for the least
    costly method to use my new pc to do so.

    Thank you for your assisstance!
    viki, Jul 29, 2007
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  2. OK, not much to go on here, so lets start with:

    By 16 bit, did they mean 16 bit audio? A bit odd if they did, as I record
    with nothing else and had no problems.

    Tell us what your problem is, what happens when you connect your cam.

    How do you connect your cam? Firewire or USB?

    Do you get any error messages?
    Graham Hughes, Jul 30, 2007
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  3. viki

    viki Guest

    Panasonic digital video camcorder, model PV-GS19. On the box it was
    purchased in it has all previous programs to Vista listed for system
    requirements from windows 98 to Windows xp home ed/professional. It came with
    pc connection cable only. I bought my basic pc with vista installed in March.
    Have not hooked it up as I was afraid to harm something. Wanted to ge
    microsoft to say what would be the best way to go.
    Panasonic email says " in regards to this new version of Windows Vista, it
    was designed so that applications written in 16 bit would not be useable at
    all. Unfortuantely the software we provided is 16 bit due to its limited use
    of graphics. However there is a way around this built into the windows vista
    os. After installing the software, do not try to just run the application.
    Instead find the .exe file used to start the application and right click on
    it. Now choose properties and click on the compatibility tab. here you can
    choose to run the application using a previous bild of window and this will
    allow you to use the provided software. Please keep in mind though that this
    is a microsoft work around from their online knowledge base. Windows vista
    was designed so that applications written in 16 bit would no be usable at
    all. We are currently looking into workarounds but for the time being this
    softeware is not natively compatible.

    However, if you want to transfer video to and from your pc, you need a 4-pin
    to 6-pin i. Link cable (also known as IEEE1394 or Firewire), video software
    and an i.Link card/board installed in your computer. There are many vendors
    who include the 3 elements mentioned above into a comprehensive package,
    which is advantagious becaused all 3 components of the pacakage are
    compatible with each other.
    Windows xp is usually preinstalled with a video editing software called
    windows movie maker. this is a basic video editing software program that you
    can use with this camera. If it is not already on your computer it can be
    downloaded from

    The following sofware info lists various other brands of sofware taken from
    professional reviews. We recommend that you further research software
    options, as what you choose should be based on what you are looking to do
    with your camera/computer."
    viki, Jul 31, 2007
  4. 16 bit software, that's old.
    You should have no problems, but I'd suggest.
    Don't install their software.
    Get a firewire card if your pc doesn't have one - you check by following the
    advice given here under "The pc"

    Cards are very cheap these days, here in the UK about £15 [$30] including a

    Then you use Movie Maker.
    Graham Hughes, Jul 31, 2007
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