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Can not find USB in the menu setting

Panasonic PV GS39
I am trying to change settings to motion DV.
Their is no USB setting to change it in the menu.
I want to put video on my computer to burn DVD's

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  • Joanne8070 Jan 11, 2009

    I am having the same problem. Went to the Panasonic site and downloaded the driver that they said to drive. It said that the driver is not compatible with my computer.

    I think it is **** that Panasonic is taking no inititative to help people that have bought their product.

    I am to the point, that I am going to go and buy a new camcorder, try and copy to my computer the tapes, and then take the new camcorder back to the store after I get them copied to the computer or to DVD. I am sick and tired of spending good hard earned money on products that the company, once having sold their product, takes no part in helping us to get the product to work.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    cannot find menu settings described in manual...which means i cannot load movies onto my computer



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Try you "firewire" cable. If you do not have a IEEE 1394 port on you computer add one on the PCI bus, or you will have to get some unit to convert the analog output(A/V cable-port) of the camera to digital via the USB. [Turtle Beach-Dazzle- etc] Unless your camera's OEM editing/ingest program is made to connect through USB, the camera will ship only stills via USB. The audio and video transport via "firewire"/ IEEE 1394 ports. Edit with what ever you want, but I suggest "Scenalyzer" to ingest to you computer from your camera.

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