cannot connect panasonic mini dv cam to brand new mac pro!! help!!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ludy82, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. ludy82 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    last week i bought a mac pro.. with the idea of video editing.. i cannot connect my panasonic pvgs 120 camera to this new computer.. i tried 2 different firewire cables.. called mac support.. no help!! when i go to imovie it does not recognize the camera.. here is the weird thing.. it worked 2-3 times already, but only by luck.. i know it is not the camera because i tried it on another mac and it worked perfectly fine!! another thing.. the firewire system profiler does not see the camera!!! what do i do!!! heeelp!!!
  2. killr_b macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2005
    Trim back the plastic around the miniFW end that you connect to the camera so the connecter will sink deeper into the jack.

    Turn cam off. Plug into computer. Turn cam on. Check System profiler for connection recognition.

    That helped me once with a picky deck.
  3. ludy82 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    thanks for the reply... still no luck... i been checking to see if this camera is compatible and it is... i do have another firewire device connected so i know the firewire is working fine on this computer... i tried to connect with this device on and off...

  4. islandman macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006

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