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How do i upload

I Have a panasonic pv-GS80 and have Windows Vista i have my port and Firewall cable Now i Need to Know how do i upload my video to my Computer? When i've attempted before i keep getting a message saying "if your import isn't in this box then check to make sure your connected properly-which i was(thats not the exact saying but it was something like that) then it says press "Refresh" i do and still Nothing happens. What am i Doing Wrong?

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Re: How do i upload

I had the same problem of my program not recognizing the camera and clicking "refresh" did nothing. I downloaded Windows Movie Maker 2.6 and it enabled me to transfer from the tape in the camera to my PC and to a DVD.

Okay, I'll admit...I don't know whether this problem was solved by the download of Windows Movie Maker 2.6 or it was the fact that I finally figured out that I had to attach the AC cord to do anything at all! Sometimes we overlook the simplest things!!

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