Panasonic PV-GS180

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by whoa, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. whoa macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Location:
    California
    #1
    Can anyone tell me how to download from my camera to my iBook G4?:confused:
     
  2. seniorstinky macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #2
    Firewire cable and iMovie for a start. If this isn't enough for you, we need more details.
     
  3. Multimedia macrumors 603

    Multimedia

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2001
    Location:
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
  4. Multimedia macrumors 603

    Multimedia

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2001
    Location:
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    #4
    Page 45 Of Your Manual Shows How To Hook It Up

    On Page 45 of your manual it explains how to hook it up. Do you have a FW Cable? It didn't come with one. Your FW Port is inside the LCD Screen bay. You need a 4 pin to 6 pin FireWire cable. Do you have one?
     
  5. jdkazoo macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    #5
    Does this mean I cannot use the USB cable that comes with my camera?

    Also, I'm having trouble figuring out how to install the drivers from the CD that comes with them. I click on them, and I'm told--not associated with any program. I just bought a mac after 20 years in the PC world...am I missing something simple?

    Thanks!
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #6
    Correct, you cannot use the USB cable. Typically, the USB cable is usually only used for transferring of still photos. It is not supported by many (or any) camera soft video transfer to the Mac.

    The appropriate Firewire cable should be in stock at any Apple dealer or at monoprice.com

    There probably isn't any driver necessary - I don't have this camera, but if it is typical of most DV - Firewire camcorders, then iMovie will automatically recognize it.
     
  7. jdkazoo macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    #7
    THANKS, I ordered one. Appreciate the help.

    BTW, I used to tell that expert joke all the time in junior high school.
     

Share This Page