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Computer not recognising camera

Using a Panasionic SDR-S50 with a iMac computer. Have been using the two together for a few years (using iMovie). The mac has suddenly stop recognising the camera. When "import from camera" is selected the mac cannot see the camera. No update or setting changes were done to either the mac or camera. Just happened! Any help would be greatly appriciated. Cheers

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You could try another USB port. I've had USB ports get loosened up on me without me realizing it. If nothing else has changed, I'd suggest trying to connect with a different USB port, OR swapping out your camera connection cable. The cable might be bad, usually from being pulled on so much.

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For Macintosh
OS:
Mac OS X v 10.1–X v 10.3
CPU:
iMac, iBook or Power Book G4, Power Mac G4 or
Power Mac G5
RAM:
64 MB or more
≥The USB equipment operates with the driver
installed as standard in OS.

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SOURCE: Transfering video to Mac OS X 10.4.11

Your camcorder has a DV port which is your 4 pin firewire connection-use a 4 to 6 pin cable for your mac

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SOURCE: Panasonic 320 won't upload movies to a Mac

get a dv firewier cable put your camcorder on playback ,it should work

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SOURCE: new mac computer, panasonic vdr-d220 camcorder

If you're running OS X and you have iMovie (part of the suite that comes with Leopard) then your mac has a pre-loaded driver.

Just make sure the disc is finalized, then connect it to your mac via the USB cable and select the CONNECT DISC option on the camera. OS X will ask you which program to open it with; choose iMovie. It will open a video capture screen which will allow you to choose which scenes you want to load from the camera. It will take a few minutes to capture the files and save them to a project folder in iMovie; they'll be visible to work with in iMovie from there.

Note: I believe that iMovie converts the .VOB (DVD) files on your camera to .MOV (Quicktime), which can result in a minor loss in quality. But unless you have Final Cut or some other editing software, I don't know any other way to get those videos on your mac.

I have a VDR D220 and I've used it on a couple of projects with iMovie with success. Good luck.

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The problem is that that Apple tutorials and the Panasonic manuals both tell you to set your camera to "PC" when you're ready to import. At least with iMovie 08, you need to set the camera to regular "Playback" mode or else you'll get the "communication error" message.

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S50 Manual


The best way to download videos and pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy videos and pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files.

You may download the manual from http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/SDR-S50/Manuals/3297783/index.html?view=&colourVar=SDR-S50EB-R

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Convert/Import, Edit Panasonic SDR MOD Files to Mac, iMovie, FCP


Panasonic SDR camcorder mainly contains SDR-H and SDR-S two series. Most Panasonic SDR series camcorders record videos in MOD MPEG-2 which is a standard definition video format, such as some popular Panasonic SDR camcorders: SDR-S26, SDR-S10, SDR-H60, etc. However, there are also some Panasonic SDR camcorders recording videos in AVCHD /MPEG-2 like Panasonic SDR-H86, SDR-S45, SDR-T56, etc.

To get more details of Panasonic SDR camcorders, you can check the list of most popular Panasonic SDR series camcorders as follows:
Panasonic SDR-H Series: SDR-H18, SDR-H40, SDR-H60, SDR-H80, SDR-H85, SDR-H81, SDR-H86, SDR-H200, SDR-H80S, SDR-H80K, SDR-H80A, SDR-H80R, etc.
Panasonic SDR-S Series: SDR-S10, SDR-S26, SDR-S50, SDR-S45, SDR-S150, SDR-S25A, SDR-S26K, SDR-S26R, SDR-S7K, SDR-S7A, SDR-S7R, etc.
Panasonic SDR-T and other Series: SDR-T50, SDR-T55, SDR-T51, SDR-T56, SDR-T50K, SDR-SW21S, SDR-SW21D, SDR-SW21G, SDR-SW20S, etc.

"I have a SDR H85 panasonic camcorder and can't seem to get the videos to download on my mac. Any suggestions?" ---from Yahoo Answers

Actually, for Mac users, you may have these similar problems when you want to import Panasonic SDR video to Mac, or edit these video in iMovie, or FCP, FCE. Because some Panasonic SDR series camcorder are not compatible with Mac, so you cannot directly import these camcorder videos to iMovie, Quicktime, or FCP . See here to know iMovie '09: Camcorder Support http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3290

Now, a professional Panasonic SDR Video Converter for Mac is specially designed to convert MOD(MPEG-2) to MOV, MP4, AVI, DV, H.264, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, WMV, MKV, etc on Mac. It supports converting MOD, TOD, AVCHD MTS/M2TS, etc to Mac, iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, FCP, FCE, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, PSP, and other popular mobile phones. This Mac MOD Video Converter can also help you extract audio from your Panasonic SDR videos to MP3, MKA, WAV, M4A, AC3, OGG, AAC, WMA, etc.

Instruction for you to convert Panasonic SDR video to Mac, iMovie, FCP, etc step by step

Step1: Install and Launch MOD Converter for Mac

Step2: Add Panasonic SDR Video on Mac
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Panasonic SDR video to Mac MOD Video Converter after you launched it.

Step3: Set Output Video Format for Mac, iMovie, Quicktime
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step4: Convert Panasonic SDR Video to Mac
Press the "Start" button to convert Panasonic SDR MOD/MPEG-2 files for Mac, iMovie, Quicktime, FCP, etc. After conversion finished, you can edit converted Panasonic SDR videos with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.

More details: If you want to convert Panasonic SDR AVCHD/MPEG-2 files to Mac, you can click here to get more info of AVCHD Converter for Mac.

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Try using a USB cable from the camera to the computer the computer should recognise the camera and it should appear within windows explorer as an extra drive

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Lost user manual for sdr-s50 sd how can i get one


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You can view and download the complete instruction manual in PDF format from the manufacturer's website by clicking this link.
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I had similar problem. Could not see the files in the DCIM folder. But when I opened iMovie I see the files and can upload them to iMovie just fine. Unfortunately, the Panasonic manual sucks when it comes to instructions for Mac users. All they talk about is using the VideoCam Suite 2.0 but that is only for PC users. Mac users just use iMovie.

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I have a Canon FS100 Digital Video Camcorder. I am attempting to download some video on to my iMac, but then I select "Connect To Camera" I get the message "No Camera Was Found". I have the camera plugged...


The computer is no longer detecting the camcorder for several reasons. It could be the ports on the computer, it could be the cable that you're using to connect the camcorder to the iMac, or it could be the camcorder itself.

Try connecting the camcorder into different USB or FireWire port of the iMac.

Try using different cable.

Try connecting the camcorder into different computer to test the device.

If all else fails, power cycle the camcorder by turning it off and remove the battery for about 10 minutes. Then turn it back on. Otherwise, contact the manufacturer for second opinion.

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I discovered that what iMovie says I should do doesn't work. In HELP it says to set the camera to OC CAMERA. At least that's the closest I could come with my Sanyo camera to what it says in iMovie's HELP. Anyhow it doesn't work but if I set the camera to CARD READER instead it worked the way I wanted it to. I'm all set now.

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