Video capture problems.

  afandou 13:32 24 Jan 2010

I have a Panasonic NV-GS27 mini-DV camcorder which was supplied without software. My PC runs XP Home and my laptop Vista basic.

On the PC Windows Movie Maker will capture video from the camcorder via USB 2.0 but the picture and sound are out of synch. Pinnacle Studio 8 won't capture anything at all.

On the laptop neither Movie Maker nor Cyberlink will capture anything.

On both computers the camcorder appears in 'My Computer' as a 'USB Video Device'.

Panasonic do not list a driver for this camcorder and downloading various driver updating services hasn't helped.

A search on the web seems to point in the direction of installing a Firewire card in the PC and capturing video by that means.

Does anybody have any ideas?

  Woolwell 13:37 24 Jan 2010

Having read this click here
it seems that Firewire is the way to go. Firewire is how I capture video from my Sony mini-dv camcorder.

  eedcam 15:31 24 Jan 2010

As said the only way is firewire also the files are 13 G/byte per hour of tape.The USB is only for stills

  afandou 19:22 27 Jan 2010

Firewire card installed - problem solved. Thank you both for the help.

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