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PV-GS31 often disconnects from vista

When I try to import video from a PV-GS31 into vista, the camcorder often disconnects from vista during import. Vista would stop importing in the midele, reporting that there is no compatible device connected ...

And no, it is not that the camcorder powers down or anything. I have to disconnect the firewire connector and reconnect in order for Vista to notice the camera again.

Does anyone see such a problem ?

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  • skm8325 Jun 05, 2008

    Same problem but with Sony DCR-HC38 importing to XP

  • SaqibMeer May 11, 2010

    hey there B_khandani. I have also got similar problem i think but lot worse. I have lost the cd for the camera PV-GS31 and cant find a driver with win Vista and win Xp compatibility as i use both computers so can you please help me out in it as to where to get it or send me? Thanks a lot



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I called Panasonic directly today & asked about the Vista driver for the GS31. No such driver exists, but they are trying to develop a driver specifically for Vista users of this camcorder. Finally the mystery is correctly answered & solved for us Vista owners! woooohooo !

Posted on May 06, 2009

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Same problem. C'mon Panasonic. We like your camcorder but we cannot edit and make shows for our family if we have VISTA. Wake up!!

Posted on Oct 17, 2008


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