Question about Panasonic PV-GS500 Camcorder
I have installed the videocam suite 1.0 that came with the camera and the program works fine. I plug my camera into the usp port and it wont let me select the pc connect option, it will just tell me to connect ac adaptor. So my pc cannot recognize the camera or something.... so i cannot have my movies i recorded on the pc. but if i go down to the pictbridge option it will connect to the pc just fine but i can only see the pictures on the pc. im just super frustrated because i just bought this camera and it wont connect to my stupid computer which is windows xp by the way. please help!!!
Hi all, i had exactly the same problem and finally managed to sort it out, here to share with u all. The AC adapter is the one looks like a battery cable which comes with the camcorder. You have to remove the battery first, and plug the AC adapter into the place where the battery was, then connect the other end to the battery charger. Now you can select the PC connect option and transfer your videos. Hope it helps. =)
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
I do not have the ac adaptor, is the a work around to getting the movie off the HD without the AC adaptor
Posted on May 27, 2010
Did you think to buy a FIREWIRE cable?
USB connections are only for tranfering from card, not for TAPE!
Posted on May 30, 2009
Have you tried to connect the ac adaptor and toggle the joystick down to hdd and then push the joystick
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
I just bought this camara and i can not sync wth the pc this sucks just got this camara and it dont work all my videos and there is nothing i can do
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
I did not have any problem to install the software but I had a hard time to the files transfered to my PC. Actually I only was able to do it once and the I couldn't do it anymore. I've been trying for months and fortunately I've found a temporary work around which allows me to transfer files from the camcorder to PC with no problem.
These were the steps taken:
1-Connect the camcorder to PC
2- Initialize Windows on a Safe Mode
3- Log as Admin
4- Click on Start\Run type msconfig
In General TAB select Diagnostic Startup click on OK
5-Restart Windows on normal mode and log as your regular user
6- Start VideoCam Suite and transfer the files from camcorder
to PC with no problem
7-Repeat step 1 to 4
In General TAB select Normal Startup click on OK
8-Restart Windows on normal mode and log as your regular user
9-Start VideoCam Suite and then will be able to work
normally with software (edit and burn DVDs)
Well, it is not best solution but at least I won't be stuck with movies inside the camera. The only inconvenient it is to have to change settings every time I need transfer files from camcorder. I think I can live with that.
I hope that can help anyone.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
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