Panasonic GS120 How do I download to PC?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Have now had my camcorder three weeks and can't work out how to download to
    PC. Someone here told me I needed a firewire cable, so its just arrived but
    doesn't fit the camcorder. The only PC looking connection is USB in ther
    handbook. Is this just for stills from the memory card?
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004
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  2. 'Connect your camcorder to your PC's firewire port.'


    Here is where I can't work out whats going on.

    After advice here I bought a firewire cable. I have firewire on the PC but
    the cable won't fit the camcorder.

    The cable that came with the camcorder will fit the ordinary USB port, and
    according to the manual is for downloading stills.

    The review here:

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/index.cfm?go=hardware.view&product=2133

    says it has firewire in/out
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004
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  3. There are two sizes of FireWire connector, 6 pin & 4 pin. Almost certainly
    you need a 6pin to 4 pin cable - available from Maplins etc.
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Dec 19, 2004
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  4. The cable supplied with the camera fits the USB on the PC. Are you saying
    that the above cable will also connect to the camcorders USB port, as I
    can't find any other port on the Camcorder.

    The Firewire cable I have just received fits the PC's firewire port but the
    other end is slightly different to the camcorders connector.
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004
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  5. The cable I have just bought is a sony SON-32-362 -Link/Firewire data
    Transfer CA Bin: P12F
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004
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  6. Trevor Appleton

    Deep Reset Guest

    Is the port maybe labelled "DV"?

    Deep.
     
    Deep Reset, Dec 19, 2004
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  7. Trevor Appleton

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    I suspect it's a simple case of RTFM.....
     
    :::Jerry::::, Dec 19, 2004
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  8. On the Camcorder its labelled remote mic plug in power

    In in the handbook it calls it USB
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004
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  9. Trevor Appleton

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Read the f*cking manual moron, page -7- right hand side, item number 55 (DV
    Terminal [DV] -4:cool: [1], looks like the DV port is under a cover diagonally
    opposite the viewfinder...

    [1] and then read page 48.

    <rant>
    Why do some people bother when even the basic things like reading a users
    manual seem to be to much trouble before winging in public ?!
    </rant>

    It's taken me less time to find my way to the Panasonic site, navigate to
    the down load section, find your camcorder model and down load the manual
    than it's taken for you to make a total fool of yourself in public !
     
    :::Jerry::::, Dec 19, 2004
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  10. No need to be so rusde. I've had the recorder three weeks and spent HOURS
    looking through the manual. Nowhere could I find amything about downloading
    viduo to a PC.

    Any many thanks its now working, I though I'd wasted £500.
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004
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  11. Trevor Appleton

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Well sorry, but when the answer is on page 7 of a manual, not buried on page
    910, and it takes someone else (who didn't even knowing what the camcorder
    even looks like before hand) to download the manual to find the required
    info....
    Good.
     
    :::Jerry::::, Dec 19, 2004
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  12. If I'd read page 7 and seen DV it still wouldn't have said I could download
    to PC. It ouldn't have meant anything to me.
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004
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  13. Trevor Appleton

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Well, in which case you really do need to find a clue, Tony gave you a URL
    to his site that covers just what you needed to know - I don't suppose you
    bothered to read the page he directed you to (let alone any of the others on
    his site) either ?

    Seem like I was quite correct when, in the heat of the moment, I called you
    a 'moron'... :~(

    Best you go and read Tony's site fully, and then perhaps Google for some
    others.
     
    :::Jerry::::, Dec 19, 2004
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  14. didn't think a group like this would contain an arsehole
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004
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  15. Trevor Appleton

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Why not, people like you are in all walks of life, why not on Usenet too
    ?!...
     
    :::Jerry::::, Dec 19, 2004
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  16. Trevor Appleton

    Deep Reset Guest

    I'm not sure if the manual I downloaded is the same one as you have, but the
    one I've got has a section named "PC connection with DV interface cable".
    All of which kind of begs the question "why did you bother to splash out on
    a three chipper?"
    And yes, the DV socket is item 55.
    (I admit it is sometimes easier to find things in a PDF - just search for
    "1394", "DV" or even "firewire")
    Deep.
     
    Deep Reset, Dec 19, 2004
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  17. It seems to me the most useful part of a Digi Cam is to download to PC edit
    the videos and write to DVD.

    It seems rather weird therefore that the index page of the Panny manual
    doesn't even mention this capability, which rather has one panicking that it
    doesn't exist.

    When you go to the index at the back of the manual theres no entry under
    firewire, or anything remotley resembling downloading to PC.

    Even the DV Studio software help guide only mentions stills.
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 19, 2004
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  18. Trevor Appleton

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    The camera is for taking video (or still images) with, what happens then is
    either a VCR / DVD writer issue or a computer issue, the manual does tell
    you were the DV port is, it does tell you what lead you need (both for VCR /
    DVD recorder use and Firewire), what else should a camera manual inform you
    about - how to use your computer perhaps, or perhaps how to use a VCR, I
    don't think so...

    If you are expecting even half decent results from bundled software then
    expect to be disappointed, IIRC Tony has a list of better software, both
    editing and DVD authoring, on his site to fit all pockets.
     
    :::Jerry::::, Dec 19, 2004
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  19. thankfully I got a lot more sense (and politeness) from those that
    correspnded personally. Many thanks to you that did. We're not techo whizz
    kids.
     
    Trevor Appleton, Dec 20, 2004
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  20. Trevor Appleton

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Yeh, sure you did, so why did you carry on bleating on about your
    inabilities here for ?...
     
    :::Jerry::::, Dec 20, 2004
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