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I HAVE A PANASONIC NV-GS50B CAMCORDER AND WISH TO TRANSFER

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I HAVE A PANASONIC NV-GS50B CAMCORDER AND WISH TO TRANSFER THE TAPES TO DVD .I HAVE INSERTED A IEEE1394 USB CONNECTOR BUT THE INFORMATION ISN'T TRANSFERRED,WHAT'S THE PROBLEM
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
. My name is*****’m a camera repair technician with over 20 years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

My apologies length of time it has taken to respond to your question.

First of all, let me point out that the 1EEE1394, (also called "Firewire") connection and the USB connection are 2 seperate connections and perform very differently.

USB has a slower transfer rateand works well still images from a camera and image files from a digital camcorder.

A faster, firewire connection is necessary video from a "Mini DV" type camcorder. This means both the camera and the computer it is connected to mus have a 1EEE1394, (Firewire) port and be connected with the proper cable.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Rick

I have connected the camcorder using S-Video cable from DV TERMINAL to firewire IEEE1394 ON THE pc

Many thanks Norman

Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
That might work. I've never connected one up that way before.I normally just use the DV connection to the firewire port on the computer. This is how the camcorder is designed to primarily communicate with a PC. They're inexpensive, a lot easier to hook-up and provides a single,digital video feed directly to the computers processor.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Rick

The cable i am using to connect the DV (input function on NV-GS50 Model)is Firewire IEEE1394 6pin to 4pin.Is this the correct connection information?

Many thanks

Norman

Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
The DV port on your camcorder is strictly output only to a computer. It is the small, rectangular port with a dimple on one edgs. It should be clearly marked DV.

You will need a cable that connects to this port on one end and the firewire port on you computeron the other. This end looks much like a USB connection but has a "V" on one end.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have done what you advise ,but no data is being downloaded.Is this model NV-GS50B capable of performing this task?

Many thanks again

Norman

Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.

Yes it is. What program are you using to import the video? Also, what type of computer and operating system are you using?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Rick

I am using Windows Movie Maker on Dell Inspiron 545 in Windows Vista Home Premium

Many thanks

Norman

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Rick

I am using Windows Movie Maker on a Dell Inspiron545 pc ,Windows Vista Home Premium ,operating system

Many thanks Norman

Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
Is this the moviemaker that came with Windows or the "Live Lovie Maker" available from Microsoft?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Rick

Windows Movie Maker came with the computer when I bought it some years ago.

Many thanks

Norman

Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
Please download "Windows Live Essentials" from the site below. It contains "Windows Live Movie Maker". It is a superior to the Movie Maker program that came with Vista.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials

It will have you download an installer file first. Just double click on the file and Windows should do the rest.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Rick

Many thanks,I will try your advice

Norman

Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
Very good.