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Camcorder pc import issue

Pc vista home premium not able to detect and import video into movie maker.

pc is detecting camcorder and shows it as a dvd drive. can not see any files on drive. there are video files on dvd disk.

camcorder panasonic model VDR-D160, bought in New Zealand.


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  • charles707 Nov 24, 2007

    no disc with pack. have not seen a driver for pc uplink anywhere

  • kibby Dec 19, 2007




    Changed computer as old one broken now disc for software wont work is there somewhere i can download the disc contents to my pc again


  • do_i_kno_u Dec 27, 2007

    I kinda have the same problem but with mine the LCD screen on my camera says "CHANGE MODE TO USE USB" and I don't quite know how to do that so if anyone can help its much appreciated!! x

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    i need get drivers

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    i lost the cd rom, looking to down load online but can not find it. show me where. please!

  • fluff79 Jul 10, 2008

    I have lost the disc for PC, cannot find driver to download, can you help please?

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    Can not transfer mini disc DVD recorded on Canon DVD Camcorder DC210 to windows movie maker running on Vista. I need to edit it!!!

  • orebabaa Aug 23, 2008

    Have no Driver Software, couldn't transfer video to pc (Windows XP)


  • thop777 Sep 01, 2008

    no driver

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    My handycam (HDR-HC3) couldn't communicate to my PC.!!! What should I do?

    Plz, Tell me the way to solve my problem!!! Thx

  • gagan gill Sep 14, 2008

    i can't attach my cam with pc to see vedio

  • mayaninette Sep 21, 2008

    impossible d'importer sur vista, je possède pinnacle
    Quelqu'un a t il eu ce problème à résoudre merci



  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    cannot find device to import from message appears although computer detects camera

  • jishap Apr 12, 2009

    i have a canon dc310. my pc detects the dvd but would not read files from it. and i never receieved any driver with the camcorder.

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Do yuo installd the drivers?!

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

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I cant get it to work with vista either

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