Help with Panasonic Camcorder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by sapower41, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. sapower41

    sapower41 Guest

    I have a Panasonic Camcorder Model Number PV-GS39. It worked great with
    my old computer which was running Windows XP...when I connected the
    comcorder to my new computer (which is running Vista Home Premium) the
    system appeared to recognize the device, and popped up a message which
    said that the device was working properly.

    I opened Windows Moviemaker and it couldn't locate the camcorder. I
    looked under my device manager and saw the new device the system named
    "Web-Camera".

    I checked Panasonic's website but they only have drivers available for
    Windows 2000 for this model. I contacted Panasonic but they said they
    would have to research the issue and would call me back in a day or two.

    Does anyone have any ideas how I get the system to recognize my
    camcorder? Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

    Steve
     
    sapower41, Jun 27, 2008
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  2. sapower41

    Clevo Guest

    I use the Panasonic NV-GS180

    To me it sounds like you are connecting via USB.

    You'll find that you'll need to acquire a firewire cable to
    capture/transfer the video.



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    Clevo

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    Windows Vista Home Premium x64 + SP1
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    Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
    4GB RAM (DDR2)
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    Realtek HD onboard sound

    Helpful links:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Wi...5a49-8f61-45cc-8a7d-38c4695ba9291033.mspx#EEE
     
    Clevo, Jun 28, 2008
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  3. sapower41

    murfdawg001 Guest

    I have the same model while running vista Home Premium x64. My compute
    doesn't have and firewire ports but I think the previous poster may b
    correct. Although the manufacturer states that it should be fine whil
    running on a USB 2.0 connect. It just really kills me that there isn'
    any backwards support for this model as it's not TOTALLY outdated.
    Panasonic really needs to get about the game. Anybody else out ther
    having similar probs
     
    murfdawg001, Dec 31, 2008
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  4. sapower41

    Clevo Guest

    Stranger still is that Panasonic don;t include firewire cables with
    their camcorder.

    The USB will happily transfer any stills you captured on your camcorder
    or for use as a web cam.

    For video capture from Mini Dv tapes a firewire is a must


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    Clevo

    ___________________________
    Windows Vista Home Premium x64 + SP1
    ASUS P5K MB
    Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
    4GB RAM (DDR2)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
    Realtek HD onboard sound

    Helpful links:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Wi...5a49-8f61-45cc-8a7d-38c4695ba9291033.mspx#EEE
     
    Clevo, Jan 1, 2009
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