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Panasonic DV PV-GS31..My PC (Vista) doesn't find UBS attachment

I would like to download a video...My Vista PC doesn't recognize when I have the DV camera attached via one of the UBS port. Is there something I need to download from Panasonic's website so the recongnition occurs? Thanks Lana

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  • Kristella17 Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. Any solutions?

  • chattyrona Jan 21, 2009

    yes exactly the same problem only with my new computer that has vista!

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Hi There, You need to use your firewire cable from the camera to the computer. You need to have a large or seperate hard drive to accomadate the video. You need to have editing software, and not the ones that came with your computer, but something like Pinnacle Studio 09 which is pretty easy to use. About $149.00 USD.
Hope this helped. mr cicmo

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