I've just bought 1 camera - Panasonic VDR D 160. Its quanlity is excellent. The time you change into another function is quite fast. I really content with my stuff. But it seemed to be a little difficult for me to copy/ delete movies from Camera. Though i used a rewritable disk, yet i cant not read that disk from my computer. i asked my friends, they told me that I need a cable to connect from camera to computer. I did that, it didnt work. Moreover, the camera also notice me a sentence " Plz conect AC adaptor" . i dont understand. Can anyone help me to get my movies from my Camera into my computer. Thanks a lot. my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you're running OS X and you have iMovie (part of the suite that comes with Leopard) then your mac has a pre-loaded driver.
Just make sure the disc is finalized, then connect it to your mac via the USB cable and select the CONNECT DISC option on the camera. OS X will ask you which program to open it with; choose iMovie. It will open a video capture screen which will allow you to choose which scenes you want to load from the camera. It will take a few minutes to capture the files and save them to a project folder in iMovie; they'll be visible to work with in iMovie from there.
Note: I believe that iMovie converts the .VOB (DVD) files on your camera to .MOV (Quicktime), which can result in a minor loss in quality. But unless you have Final Cut or some other editing software, I don't know any other way to get those videos on your mac.
I have a VDR D220 and I've used it on a couple of projects with iMovie with success. Good luck.
#4 08-03-2005, 09:17 AM ceide2000 New Member Join Date: Jun 2005 Posts: 6
DVD-RAM Drivers http://www.fluidnetworks.net/DVD-RAM_driver.zip
*You can use this to format DVD-RAM disks. Personally I would use the function on the camera
i have recored the sveral movie on the DVD-R disc using Panasonic VDR-D160 and then i take the DVD-R disc with me to leave for another country (the Panasonic VDR-D160 left at home) and now i can not read the moviesrecored on the DVD-R disc !!! Why this should be ? The computer view the empty disc although it contains several movies when i checked it from Panasonic VDR-D160 camera when i was at home ! How can i do now to read the movies from the disc ? Thanks a lot !
plug the camera in via usb so the camera shows up as a removeable drive. if it picks up the camera as a DVD burner instead of drive, install the DVD-RAM drivers (in compatibility mode for XP SP2 w/ administrative privileges if necessary) and browse the contents of the disc - copy and paste the VRO file to your hard drive and rename it as an mpg - should be readable at that point. good luck.
I would like to download home movies from camcorder to mac how do I go about doing this?
Do I need a special software? Everytime I plug the camera to the mac the camera turns off. and I does the same thing when I plug it to my dell laptop. I would like to know what I should do?
I use a 2.8gb Panasonic DVD ram disk on the XL quality setting. I do not finalize it when it is full. I place it in my computer drive, and use the Panasonic software that came with the camera to download it. It is stored as lossless mpeg2 in an untitled file in my Vista PC computer. From there I pick it up with either Windows movie maker or Pinnacle studio 11. I never lose a frame. I hope this helps you. I nearly lost my mind learning how to get the best quality out of this camera! It is very good for a consumer grade camera and the low price. The user manual could be written better.
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