Problems getting PC to recognise Camcorder

  Condom 13:20 21 Dec 2006
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I have a Panasonic NV-GS50 Camcorder and I want to download movies into my PC but I can't get my PC to recognise the camcoder. I use Windows Movie Maker and It worked last time I tried it about 1 year ago.

I use a firewire cable link as recomended by Panasonic. Anyone any ideas what might be wrong?

  MichelleC 14:00 21 Dec 2006

Reinstall driver for firewire card. Sometimes this works.

  Condom 16:26 21 Dec 2006

Hi MichelleC
According to booklet with add on card XP Pro will automatically find correct drivers. It says I don't ned to use drivers that came with card. In system the firwire port is showing up correctly. But nothing happens when I plug my camera in. Very strange.

  anchor 17:17 21 Dec 2006

I know it may sound obvious, but with my camcorder connected to firewire, nothing happens until I switch it on. Then it is immediately recognised.

  Condom 17:36 21 Dec 2006

Hi Anchor
Sorry it is nothing as simple as that. Thanks anyway.
Gordon

  FreeCell 17:49 21 Dec 2006

In Control Panel Network Connections look at the 1394 connection and check it is not disabled. With camera switched on try a right-click "repair".

  Condom 17:53 21 Dec 2006

Hi FreeCell
Tried that everything OK on that front.
Gordon

  eedcam 18:37 21 Dec 2006

With the pc and camcorder off connect the m with the firewire turn Pc on first then thecamcorder in playback mode windows should bleep and ask what proramme/s you want to open with if it doesn't do that .Check your firewire in devicemamger that it is working ok

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