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PV GS39 Win XP Movie Maker

I can't get the camcorder detected with any video capture software. I'm using the DV firewire connection.
I get the message when i connect the cable, "device may not work properly"
Any help, I believe this is a problem for many others, but so far I haven't found any solution.

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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.

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