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DV Capture, Panasonic Palmcorder


Rae Ann

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Hi-

 

I am trying to "capture" the video on my Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS200 to my computer. I have the firewire cable connected to my computer and my camcorder, but when I try to capture the video, my device is NOT listed.

 

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. It's my wedding video, and any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Rae Ann :)

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Hi-

 

I am trying to "capture" the video on my Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS200 to my computer. I have the firewire cable connected to my computer and my camcorder, but when I try to capture the video, my device is NOT listed.

 

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. It's my wedding video, and any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Rae Ann :)

 

Is your device listed in the Windows Control Panel\ Scanners and Cameras? If Windows can't 'see' the camcorder, then the program won't recognize it. In that case, go to the Panasonic website for advice.

 

If the camcorder is listed, see if you can capture with Windows Movie Maker. That's a free program included with Windows XP.

 

Please let us know what you find.

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HI-

 

I am going to try to disconnect my internet and shut down my virus etc.. But, I tried the USB cable yesterday and it recogonized my camcorder. But the USB is only good for still pictures. So it must be something with the firewire.

 

My other option would be to take the tape to Ritz Camera, and for $30, they will transfer the video to a DVD. But once I have the DVD< will I still be able to use EMC to extract certain parts, so I can post it on You Tube (my husbands sister left for Iraq the day of our wedding- she is in the Army, and she want so to see some video)?

 

Thanks,

Rae Ann

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Try it with the included software - Look in your manual starting on page 56. This covers the included software and how to capture using it.

 

You need to establish that the camcorder can transfer as intended. Only then can we really start to figure out if Roxio has a problem with it or it is the camera.

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Use the software that came with the Palmcorder. You should then be able to use the captured video in EMC 7.5.

 

I don't think that camcorder comes with video editing software, Bruce.

 

I went on the Panasonic site and on the support site, the manual says that you can use any video editing software.

 

I'd check with Panasonic because even if Roxio cannot see the camcorder, Windows should be able to recognize the camcorder. Here's a link to product support for your model. http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/store...iceCenter=true#

 

Of course, you could have a bad cable. Do you happen to have a friend with a computer and an IEEE 1394 connection that you could try? You are using an IEEE 1394 cable and not a USB cable?

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Try it with the included software - Look in your manual starting on page 56. This covers the included software and how to capture using it.

 

You need to establish that the camcorder can transfer as intended. Only then can we really start to figure out if Roxio has a problem with it or it is the camera.

 

Hi James-

 

I am originally from Pittsburgh PA, but I now live in Connecticut!

 

The software that is included, doesn't cover transfering video, just stills and audio. About two years ago, I was able to create DVDs using the video I took on the camcorder. Everything worked fine using Roxio, now I try and connect it, and nothing happens. I know it had been 2 years, but I think I am doing everything right.

 

Thanks :)

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Yes, I am using the firewire cable, I double checked that! Maybe I do have a bad cable. Are they expensive to buy?

 

Thanks

 

They aren't cheap. However, you could buy a cable and keep the receipt. That way if it's not the problem, you can return it.

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James,

WindowsXP won't recognize the camcorder so she cannot capture with any software.

 

Rae Ann,

Thanks for telling us that it worked in the past. Best Buy is pretty good about taking back cables, but at least we know that's not the problem.

 

You don't happen to have a friend with a computer with an IEEE 1394 connection, do you?

 

You need to be able to test if another computer will recognize the camcorder. If another computer will recognize the camcorder, then you need to check out the IEEE1394 connection on your computer.

 

Now some firewalls and virus programs have been known to block capture ( although they shouldn't). Try disconnecting from the internet, exiting all your firewall, virus, and pop up blocker programs and try again.

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HI-

My other option would be to take the tape to Ritz Camera, and for $30, they will transfer the video to a DVD. But once I have the DVD< will I still be able to use EMC to extract certain parts, so I can post it on You Tube (my husbands sister left for Iraq the day of our wedding- she is in the Army, and she want so to see some video)?

 

Thanks,

Rae Ann

 

It depends on what kind of video they put on the DVD. If they make one that you can play on your television's DVD Player, you should be able to 'capture' it with EMC and edit it in VideoWave.

 

Also, just because the USB connection works doesn't mean that something has gone wrong with the IEEE 1394 connection. You'll probably find out if it's working when Ritz camera tries to transfer the video.... unless they use the USB port.

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Hi James-

 

I am originally from Pittsburgh PA, but I now live in Connecticut!

 

The software that is included, doesn't cover transfering video, just stills and audio. About two years ago, I was able to create DVDs using the video I took on the camcorder. Everything worked fine using Roxio, now I try and connect it, and nothing happens. I know it had been 2 years, but I think I am doing everything right.

 

Thanks :)

 

Have you tried capturing with Windows Movie Maker?

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Have you tried capturing with Windows Movie Maker?

 

She can try, but if Windows won't recognize the camcorder, I don't think that's going to work. :blink:

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