Question about Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS15 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I have a PV-GS15. Very nice little camera. I would like to send the video on tape to my Sony VAIO computer. It's been surprisingly difficult to locate the software DV Studio 3.1E-SE. Does anyone know where I can get it? Also, will I need a cable other than the USB cable that came with the camera?
1. The software is not required - if you have Windows Movie Maker that will work just as well.
2. It does require the DV (firewire) connection. USB connection creates a master-slave interface for "copy and pasting" or transferring low-frame video content (web-cam) or significantly compressed video w/ special drivers. This camcorder records digitally and requires a digital to digital peer-to-peer interface which the firewire connection allows for.
3. For those looking for Vista USB drivers - there are none from the manufacturer. Vista and XP have adequate native drivers for plug and play - camcorder should work just by plugging it in. If it's not recognizing, it could be a number of things:
-bent or broken USB pins
-inactive USB controller
-erroneous system drivers for USB
-camcorder is not plugged into AC power or is not on
-hotsync manager software from cellphones and PDA interference.
Posted on May 13, 2008
Firewire. That's the only way to transfer video from this camcorder to your PC.
If you don't have a Firewire port on your PC, then you need to install the card with Firewire ports.
USB will *not* work. PERIOD.
Posted on Apr 28, 2008
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