Panasonic Video Cameras - Answered Questions & Fixed Issues


This Panasonic DV tape camera is similar to Sony DV cameras. It has a Firewire 4 pin DV output (which Sony calls iLink). Does your laptop have Firewire (unlikely)?

The camera has an SD card slot for a card of up to 2 GB in size (non-HC, FAT16) but if I remember this is for still photos only, IIRC the USB connection cannot transfer video, Check your owners manual

The camera uses a compressed Sony/Panasonic PCM DV video format that needs a program that can read that format and convert that format.

My suggestion would be to send your tapes to a conversion service and have them saved onto DVDs or USB Stick one time. Or, find a friend with an older Macintosh with Firewire and iMovie, transfer and convert your video, and then move the files to your PC after

If you have a Firewire port, It may require a driver update
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/import-mini-dv-tapes-into-windows-10-movie-maker/96fefbd6-bb74-4a6a-973b-417043688f29

Or you can transfer the video through an external adapter but adapters with Firewire are impossible to find any more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BthebohwsDk

https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00022457

https://superuser.com/questions/28861/cannot-import-video-from-a-dv-camcorder-over-firewire-in-windows-7

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Nov 20, 2019 | 24 views


If you ever have trouble to play ASF video file on the computer, you can turn to ASF video player for help. Leawo Blu-ray Player is a 100% free software. Arming your Windows computer with this program will guarantee all your ASF files are supported. Besides being as the best ASF player for Windows 7, the Windows version is also available on Windows XP/Vista/8/8.1/10, etc.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Nov 20, 2019 | 144 views


the computer might not automatically upload the file. it will detect the hardware, but not necessarily start uploading. if you have xp, try going into movie maker which is in your program list in the start menu. on the left hand side there is a few blue sentences, one is import video, another is import video from device. if you have your camera connected to the computer through firewire and have your camera on the vcr/playback mode, open movie maker and click import video from device, the computer will have already detected your camera, so the first option your given in the next screen should have the make and model of your camera to upload from.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 20, 2019 | 211 views


hi, you are going to need a high def player to view or play this info:

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 14, 2019 | 291 views


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Might be still available from Panasonic, on their web site. If not I wouldn't trust the sellers.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Nov 07, 2019 | 26 views


There is an audio socket, 3.5 or 2.5 mm socket near the front.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Oct 28, 2019 | 26 views


My Panasonic AG-DVC30 has everything installed and battery fully charged along with the DV tape installed I press record and it tells me "dv external disconnect" what gives? what good is the battery then? can you clarify?

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019 | 113 views


I shall only reply to one of the multiple queries you have made on the same subject.

I would suggest either the mfr, or Ebay.

I would also suggest you take better care of your possessions.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jul 07, 2019 | 54 views


Not with you - can you explain the situation more fully, please ?

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jun 29, 2019 | 63 views


If you mean to download a full file , just copy the files from the DVD and load into your computer , the hard disc.
But if you want to copy DVD into to write another DVD( copy) the use a software( NERO) to copy and write. Load the DVD to copy and click the nero link for copy then after the image is made onthe computer you must remove the disc and insert the DVDRW to be written.
Do as it commands on the software.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jun 26, 2019 | 339 views


You need to check Compatibility with Apple iMac
Here is a link to Apple Support: Welcome to Apple Support

Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 15, 2019 | 129 views


MOST CAMERAS HAVE TO BE OFF WHEN TRYING TO DO THIS FUNCTION AND LET THE PC FIND THEM THEN TRANSFER TO PC READ THE MANUAL

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jun 07, 2019 | 86 views


Unfortunately, Panasonic does not support the VDR-M70 with Windows 7 or 8. See the FAQ here: https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/VDR-M70.html?t=manuals . The camcorder was released with drivers for Windows 98 (second edition), Me, 2000, and XP.

If you have Windows 7 Pro, you can check if your system supports a virtual computer environment. If you can load a virtual OS, enable virtualization in turn on/off Windows features. (Go to the Control Panel under Programs. Then click on the link. Scroll through the list to find the desired line and check the box.) The XP mode software is available here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8002 . Install the program (including setting up the disc space needed). Then launch the OS and install the software and camcorder driver in the XP mode. Use the directions for installing the VDR-M70 with a computer from the manual, starting on page 130: ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/camcorder/om/vdr-m50pp_en_om.pdf . I haven't found an online source for the Panasonic software download for the VDC-M70. Panasonic's recent software is here: https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/soft/download/ .

I hope this helps and I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells
(I did run XP mode on a Windows 7 Pro desktop computer with an Intel i5 chip and 8GB of memory. I put in a second hard disk to ensure sufficient space for the second OS. It was a convenient way to maintain support for some older hardware and software.)

Panasonic Video... | Answered on May 24, 2019 | 87 views


Sounds like the screen has either failed or the wiring to it has got a dry joint or become disconnected.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on May 19, 2019 | 95 views


Check your connections first. Usually a camera comes with software to allow transfer from camera to computer. If it has worked before, then there is a connection problem now. Windows media player supports many formats of video. Each format type is determined by the file extension, for example .mpg .mts .avi etc. If the camera records in an uncommon format, you may need to load a different CODEC (Compression/decompression program).
See here for all formats that windows media player supports:-

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/316992/file-types-supported-by-windows-media-player

Panasonic Video... | Answered on May 19, 2019 | 76 views


The Panasonic PV-GS35 will let you record digital media to the mini DV cassette if the other video source has a DV input/output connection. Then you use the 4-pin to 4-pin Firewire DV cable, PV-DDC9 . This cable is available from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/LETO-FireWire-Panasonic-Camcorder-PV-DDC9/dp/B00MLQVMSK , and other vendors. The digital camera doesn't have the S-video input needed to record from most other sources.

For information on the digital dubbing feature, see the manual starting on page 42. Panasonic has the manual on the product support page: https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/PV-GS35.html . The current link to the manual is ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/camcorder/om/pv-gs19_en_om.pdf . See page 13 of the manual for the location of the DV port.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Panasonic Video... | Answered on May 11, 2019 | 85 views

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