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Can't get video or pictures from Panasonic PV GS9 to computer

I just bought a Panasonic PV GS9 and have plugged it into the computer via a USB cable. I have downloaded Photo Impression and Movie Maker. What do I need to do to start the transfer? I started the video capture in movie maker but nothing happens. I am set to the web mode on my camera. By doing this, the program seems to recognize my computer

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    Frank Mitchell Dec 13, 2008

    I found that I had to use a firewire connection. The firewire connection on this camera is located next to the USB port. Make sure that you have previously downloaded the software from the Panasonic site.



    Following this, I downloaded photo impression and movie maker. Plug the firewire connection into the camera and then plug the firewire cable from the camera into the computer. From there the camera and scanner wizard should guide you through the rest of the process. I am using Windows XP and have had no problem getting both stills and video from the camera. Everything works great now.

  • joeysusan Dec 20, 2008

    can't get playback on tv. what menu settings should i use?

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Ok i hope you have a windows computer or at least you somehow got windows movie maker on a mac. go to capture video in windows movie maker and then capture it!

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Copy to computer


I was able to get ahold of Panasonic and they told me what I needed. If I ever do need more help, I will get ahold of you. Thanks

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