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Unfortunately, Panasonic does not support the VDR-M70 with Windows 7 or 8. See the FAQ here: https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/VDR-M70.html?t=manuals . The camcorder was released with drivers for Windows 98 (second edition), Me, 2000, and XP.

If you have Windows 7 Pro, you can check if your system supports a virtual computer environment. If you can load a virtual OS, enable virtualization in turn on/off Windows features. (Go to the Control Panel under Programs. Then click on the link. Scroll through the list to find the desired line and check the box.) The XP mode software is available here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8002 . Install the program (including setting up the disc space needed). Then launch the OS and install the software and camcorder driver in the XP mode. Use the directions for installing the VDR-M70 with a computer from the manual, starting on page 130: ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/camcorder/om/vdr-m50pp_en_om.pdf . I haven't found an online source for the Panasonic software download for the VDC-M70. Panasonic's recent software is here: https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/soft/download/ .

I hope this helps and I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells
(I did run XP mode on a Windows 7 Pro desktop computer with an Intel i5 chip and 8GB of memory. I put in a second hard disk to ensure sufficient space for the second OS. It was a convenient way to maintain support for some older hardware and software.)

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Sounds like the screen has either failed or the wiring to it has got a dry joint or become disconnected.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on May 19, 2019


Check your connections first. Usually a camera comes with software to allow transfer from camera to computer. If it has worked before, then there is a connection problem now. Windows media player supports many formats of video. Each format type is determined by the file extension, for example .mpg .mts .avi etc. If the camera records in an uncommon format, you may need to load a different CODEC (Compression/decompression program).
See here for all formats that windows media player supports:-

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/316992/file-types-supported-by-windows-media-player

Panasonic Video... | Answered on May 19, 2019


The Panasonic PV-GS35 will let you record digital media to the mini DV cassette if the other video source has a DV input/output connection. Then you use the 4-pin to 4-pin Firewire DV cable, PV-DDC9 . This cable is available from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/LETO-FireWire-Panasonic-Camcorder-PV-DDC9/dp/B00MLQVMSK , and other vendors. The digital camera doesn't have the S-video input needed to record from most other sources.

For information on the digital dubbing feature, see the manual starting on page 42. Panasonic has the manual on the product support page: https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/PV-GS35.html . The current link to the manual is ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/camcorder/om/pv-gs19_en_om.pdf . See page 13 of the manual for the location of the DV port.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Panasonic Video... | Answered on May 11, 2019


iOrgSoft MOD Converter is a powerful and practical windows software helping you convert .mod .tod files recorded by camcorders JVC (.mod and .tod), Panasonic (.mod), Canon (.mod) to computer. The output video and audio formats include: MPG, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, RM, FLV, SWF, MP3, M4A, WAV, etc.

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019


Have you looked at the information and instructions contained within the manual ?

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Feb 22, 2019


Check on the Panasonic website

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 11, 2019


.Prg files are database files. They could be associated with an indexing system for that camera. They are not in and of themselves a video file.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jan 28, 2019


Google (Panasonic)(nv-gs27)(manual) without parens.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jan 26, 2019


You may download a copy of the manual from here.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 26, 2019


You need to purchase a IEEE/1394 firewire. They run around $40-$55 for a 5 foot wire. The 1394 end goes into the computer and the other end goes to your AV/out port on the cam.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 25, 2019


The play head did not retack fully to the off position. Drop the player an inch from the floor to jar it into place. Or or open the back side to reach in to move parts or open stuck latch.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jan 21, 2019


Hello, Tariq -

Fixya.com, where you posted your question, does no repairs of any items. It is a website intended for only asking and answering questions on how to go about repairing things. You have only stated that your camera is damaged and not what you think is damaged.

I would direct you to an authorized Panasonic camera repair service in the area where you reside, but I have no idea where that is.

I suggest you use your favorite search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, etc.) and the following search phrase, using quotation marks as shown to identify camera repair businesses where you reside:
"Panasonic camera repair"

You can add you location information to the search phrase, if you wish:
Examples:
"Panasonic camera repair" "Sandusky, Ohio"
Or
"Panasonic camera repair" "Birmingham, England"
Or
"Panasonic camera repair" "Manila, Philippines"

Best wishes.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jan 13, 2019

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