Question about Video Cameras

2 Answers

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.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 72 Answers
Re: camcorder pc import issue - Video Cameras

Do yuo installd the drivers?!

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

Re: camcorder pc import issue - Video Cameras

I cant get it to work with vista either

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I would like to transfer the videos taken from the Canon DC-51 to my laptop so that I can edit the videos. Could you tell me how this can be done? I'm using a USB cable to connect the camera to the...

Hi, the Videos can be imported directly by connecting the Camcorder to the USB port of the Computer.

Windows 7 directly imports the Video from the Camcorder, if the Camcorder is not detected in the computer then it requires Drivers which will be available from the Camcorder manufacturer website.

The imported Videos can be edited with Windows Movie Maker application which is pre-installed with Windows 7.

You can also try these top 5 free Video Editors mentioned in the below link:

Mar 29, 2011 | Canon DC51-DVD DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

What are the steps in transferring the videos using Firewire?

Try starting Windows Movie Maker. It will have a import function that will talk to your camcorder attached Firewire. You will need Movie Maker or some other video editing software to import your tapes into your PC.

See windows help for more info:

Mar 23, 2009 | Samsung SC-DX103 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

I cannot get any of my movies/videos to transfer onto my computer.

Hi,  You need to connect the cam and PC using a cable (it should have come with the cam).  Switch on the cam.  Open Windows Movie Maker and import the video from device. 
If the movie maker doesnt detect, try installing the driver first.

Feb 23, 2009 | Aiptek ISDV2.4 Flash Media Camcorder

2 Answers

Windows Vista will not let Windows Movie Maker import/edit videos

I would look for a more recent driver on the Samsung support website specifically for  Vista; it apparently does not have the right (or any) driver to permit it to work with your DVD camcorder. I don't think any of your hardware, computer or camcorder is dysfunctional, Windows just has to know how to communicate with it.
What you might try first is to have the camcorder connected (USB I assume) and reboot your PC. If Win can see it at all, you should get a screen message that it has found new hardware.  If it has some basic driver on hand, the message might state 'installing software for your device.' 

Dec 08, 2008 | Samsung SC-DX103 DVD Camcorder

2 Answers

Can Not Transfer Video to Computer

The Samsung web site has a 32-bit Vista driver but no 64-bit driver. Come on, it's 2009 for God's sake!


For Vista (or any OS), first FINALIZE* the mini-disk using your Samsung camera. FINALIZING creates a DVD out of your mini-disk. You can put that in your computer and it will play just like any DVD. If you want to edit your movies, your mini-DVD has .vob (movie) files on it.

Movie Maker won't import a .vob file so you'll have to convert it to .avi using a third-party conversion tool. I use Need4Video for around $50. I think there's free ones out there too.

And that's how I spent my summer vacation.

Jul 10, 2008 | Samsung SC-DC164 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

PV GS39 Win XP Movie Maker

I don't know if Windows XP Movie Maker can detect a firewire based video camera.

Do you have DVD burning software such as Nero in your computer? That has capture capability to it.

Pinnacle Studio will detect a firewire camera. It is reasonably priced and easy to use. In fact you can control your camcorder from Studio in case you need to rewind or fast forward the tape.

May 14, 2008 | Panasonic PV-GS39 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Can't upload video on PC

the computer might not automatically upload the file. it will detect the hardware, but not necessarily start uploading. if you have xp, try going into movie maker which is in your program list in the start menu. on the left hand side there is a few blue sentences, one is import video, another is import video from device. if you have your camera connected to the computer through firewire and have your camera on the vcr/playback mode, open movie maker and click import video from device, the computer will have already detected your camera, so the first option your given in the next screen should have the make and model of your camera to upload from.

Aug 27, 2007 | Panasonic PV-GS19 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer


you need to use another program for import of videos as the movie maker in windows is funny with these download pinnacle studio 10 or other file that will allow xvid import if camcorder came with software then use this to convert from to mpeg format then you can import to windows movie maker. hope this has helped

Mar 22, 2007 | Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Video Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

1,242 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Video Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

93738 Answers

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides