Question about Panasonic PV-GS500 Camcorder
I have been working to get my Panasonic PV-GS300 camcorder working on my computer's 1384 firewire port. I finally have the camera being recognized by Windows XP, but it insists on installing a driver for it. Hard to understand why it wants a driver for a firewire device, but it does. I have not been able to find one anywhere. Can someone suggest how to get this camcorder talking on the firewire port? There are no drivers available from Panasonic that I can tell (after MANY hours of web search).
I found the recipe. To get my DV Camcorder to work using 1384 (Firewire) on my computer I did:
1. Get a good cable. If you paid less than $20 for it, you got the wrong one.
2. Ensure that the 1384 (firewire) port is enabled on your computer. Go into the BIOS setup and check to be sure. Mine was OFF!
3. If you get an error with Windows XP not being able to find your hardware, you need to get all the drivers. There are four or five of them along with a configuration file. Miss any one and you are dead. My solution was to reinstall Windows Service Pack 3. This took a long time, but fixed the driver problems.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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