Panasonic PV-GS39 will not connect via USB to Mac

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Mikebike125, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    I am for the first time trying to connect my Panasonic PV-GS39 DV camcorder to my iMac (Aluminum 2.4GHz Leopard) and when I use either iMovie or iMovie HD, they do not see this camcorder. I am hooking them up with the USB cable but my only choice is the iSight Camera. The cable is fine because I use it with my digital camera so I know it works.

    Why does the computer not see this camcorder at all?
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Use Firewire (might just be called "DV" on the camera).


    Lethal
     
  3. bmb012 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, use firewire, then tell Steve Jobs 'I told you so.'
     
  4. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to but my camera does not have Firewire. The camera is about 1 1/2 years old.
     
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  6. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, THANKS! I didn't even know that was a Firewire port. I just recognized the USB and went from there.

    Now, is that a FW400 port? And also, can I just go and ask for a FW400 cable or are there different types of FW cable? I looked on the RadioShack site and they have something called Firewire 4-pinM/6-pinM. That loks similar. Is that it? http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2260807

    Thank you so much for looking into this.
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    You need a 6 pin to 4 pin FW400 cable.


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  8. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    or a 4 pin to 6 pin firewire cable ;)
     
  9. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I was just going to ask that. :)
     

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