Question about Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Download digital video to Mac

I have a Panasonic Camcorder, model PV-GS19. I have a digital tape of video shot at a wedding and I need to download it to my Mac (OS X). A Panasonic tech told me to buy a firewire cable, connect it to the camera and then to my Mac and the icon should appear on my desktop. I just spent $45 for this cable, hooked it all up, but the icon doesn't appear on my desktop. Are there certain settings I need to set on the camera before I can download this video? Thank you. Jayne

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 73 Answers
Re: download digital video to Mac - Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Video Cameras

The os x , 10 . 3 . 6 update may help ;

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need the operational manaul

Here is a link to Panasonic's support page for this device.
You can download the operation manual from this page. It is in PDF format so you will need adobe reader to open it. You can download that here:

Feb 28, 2011 | Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

We can't seem to find our software for our camera. Where can we get the software so we can transfer videos from our camera to our computer?

If you go to the website I will list below, you can download software for:
PHOTOVU LINK driver for Panasonic Palmcorder Camcorders
USB Driver for Panasonic Palmcorder Camcorders
Video Stream Driver Software for Web Cam
They are located under Drivers/Downloads. You can also find the Operating Instructions and more.
I hope this helps...Link Below.

Jan 01, 2011 | Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

I have a Panasonic PVGS19 camcorder. My computer does not recgonize it while connected through USB. I can not find drivers for Windows 7. Any help?

I am sitting here trying to do the exact same thing with my Panasonic PV-GS19. Only I am using Vista, but I am having the same problem.

Dec 29, 2010 | Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Need charger

Check here:

Dec 07, 2010 | Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Panadonoc pv-gs19 camcorder

The USB port on the camera is to download still pics from the Camera's SD Card to your computer. USB connector is not for video downloading.

For video downloading you have to use FireWire port. Your computer must have a FireWire port too. You will need some sort of video downloading software - like Microsoft's MovieMaker. There are some free software to download videos from mini dv camcorders to computer. It takes 1Hr to download 1Hr tape - you have to play it all to record it all.

3yrs ago when I purchased this cam, I did not have FireWire port in my computer. I searched online a lot and found a way to download video using USB - it was tough, complicated. It was possible, but quality was too bad and too many dropped frames.

If you do not have firewire port, google for FireWire PCI Card, should be <$10. You have to install it inside your PC. Also search for FireWire cable ($10+/-) that will match BOTH camera and PC ports.

Thank you.

Jun 15, 2008 | Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Software Lost

you can download it here :

good luck.

note: copy and paste the link to your internet browser address bar and enter.

Dec 26, 2007 | Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

I need to download panasonic pv-gs19 driver.

Did you insalled to your computer the software CD comes with the camera? In case of a positive answer- Check if the software support your OS.

Sep 04, 2007 | Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

388 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Video Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

56631 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7053 Answers

abdul rauf
abdul rauf

Level 2 Expert

383 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides