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Capture digital video using Panasonic PV-GS12 and USB

I would like to capture the video I have taken on my Panasonic PV-GS12 and save it to my PC for editing. The only output ports I can find on the camera itself are a USB port and one labeled "DV". I bought a USB cable that allows me to connect my camcorder to the computer (it is recognized by windows) yet I cannot get Adobe Premiere Pro or Windows Movie Maker to recognize the connection when I attempt to capture video. I do not have a DV card installed on my computer or a firewire card (although I don't know if this camera supports firewire). As you can see, I'm pretty new to this process. I'm basically trying take some film for vacations, parties, etc. and turn them into DVDs. Is there some hardware I need to buy or a step that I am missing in the capture process? I would prefer to not pay for any additional hardware if possible. Any information would help! Thanks.

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Here's what I learned. 1. Connect with FIREWIRE. It's all of under 10 bucks if you shop around. 2. Use WINDV to capture if you need to. Hint: Free. 3. Use better software than what comes with the camera.

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