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Software required to upload & Edit Mini DV film to pc

I have a mini DV camcorder - Panasonic NV-DS30. I also have about 10 hours of filming on about 20 tapes!!! I would like to upload the tapes on to my PC, edit and cut the footage to make one nice DVD about an hour long in all.
What software have you used or would you recommend? Am I limited to certain software because it is an old (6 years old) camcorder or will any editing suite recognise the NV-DS30? Are any suites faster or is it my pc that limits upload time? Am I going to have to spend 10 hours uploading 10 hours of tapes - or can the process be accelerated (somehow?)?
I would appreciate your help! Thank youKevin

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  • tomandsot Jan 01, 2009

    I do have the same problem a still trying to do the same thing. I hope someone out there can help.

  • kdott123 Feb 08, 2009

    i am having the same problem. I have a Sony handycam, and even with a fire wire, i cant get a connection to the pc

  • eddie070 Feb 13, 2009

    computer does not recognise dv player



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AV output or USB
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USB connection the computer should see it as a disk drive in MY COMPUTER icon that you can transfer the data as a mpg file to the Cdrive in any folder.

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