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Please Help! Im Lost!

Discussion in 'Digital camcorders' started by CaBoy5, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. CaBoy5

    CaBoy5 Member

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    Hi, this is my new time posting and am I glad I found this forum!
    Here is my problem:
    I just bought a new digital camcorder, it is a Panasonic (PVGS12) and i got it because it can take digital still pictures aswell. So far thats all i have been able to do with it. I do not know how to get my video into my computer! I have the USB cable for pictures and the SD disk but for the video i cannot get. It has 2 inputs, one for USB and another for Mini DV. For the Mini DV i have only found Firewire. The problem is, my computer doesnt seem to have a Firewire port. What am I to do? is there a special cable or a external port i can buy?

    Thank you for you help!
     
  2. fasfrank

    fasfrank Active member

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    You need something like this:

    http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=215&sku=29559

    You could probably find a card like this at Circuit City or some other computer store.

    I just lacked the firewire cable for my camcorder, All I could get through the USB port were the stills. Once I hooked up the right cable it worked like a charm. I have a firewire port on my PC so I didn't need a card. The cable costs about as much as the card does!
     

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