Friday, January 18, 2008

Note to self

Never buy another Panasonic Camcorder. The drivers they provide are broken.

To import video from the Panasonic GS-500 on Vista do the following exactly:

  • Start with the camera turned off and disconnected
  • Power through the mains adapter
  • Set switch to tape playback mode (NOT PC Connect!)
  • Turn on the camera
  • Plug the firewire connection in
  • Import video should start at this point

The slightest deviation from these instructions will cause the process to fail without explanation or symptom.

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