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Have you tried with different tapes ? Could be that this one is binding inside, and the camcorder cannot move it. Will it fast forward and rewind ?

Panasonic... | Answered on Jul 22, 2017


This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 19, 2010


hi there

you can try and check panasonics home site for compatibility issues regard there products to windows vista.

hope this would resolved your problem.

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 11, 2008


This Panasonic DV tape camera is similar to Sony DV cameras. It has a Firewire 4 pin DV output (which Sony calls iLink). Does your laptop have Firewire (unlikely)?

The camera has an SD card slot for a card of up to 2 GB in size (non-HC, FAT16) but if I remember this is for still photos only, IIRC the USB connection cannot transfer video, Check your owners manual

The camera uses a compressed Sony/Panasonic PCM DV video format that needs a program that can read that format and convert that format.

My suggestion would be to send your tapes to a conversion service and have them saved onto DVDs or USB Stick one time. Or, find a friend with an older Macintosh with Firewire and iMovie, transfer and convert your video, and then move the files to your PC after

If you have a Firewire port, It may require a driver update
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/import-mini-dv-tapes-into-windows-10-movie-maker/96fefbd6-bb74-4a6a-973b-417043688f29

Or you can transfer the video through an external adapter but adapters with Firewire are impossible to find any more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BthebohwsDk

https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00022457

https://superuser.com/questions/28861/cannot-import-video-from-a-dv-camcorder-over-firewire-in-windows-7

Panasonic Video... | Answered 2 days ago


If you ever have trouble to play ASF video file on the computer, you can turn to ASF video player for help. Leawo Blu-ray Player is a 100% free software. Arming your Windows computer with this program will guarantee all your ASF files are supported. Besides being as the best ASF player for Windows 7, the Windows version is also available on Windows XP/Vista/8/8.1/10, etc.

Panasonic Video... | Answered 2 days ago


Might be still available from Panasonic, on their web site. If not I wouldn't trust the sellers.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Nov 07, 2019


There is an audio socket, 3.5 or 2.5 mm socket near the front.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Oct 28, 2019


There is an update for Windows 7. Load the files to your computer and execute them from there. Don't try and download just the drivers, you need the complete software package which also install drivers via a Package Installer.

MotionDV STUDIO 5.6E Update Program for Windows 7 ... - Panasonic

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Oct 24, 2012 - Target Software, MotionDV STUDIO Ver. 5.6E LE ... receive the downloaded file. Download the following file into the folder created in STEP 1. Target Software‎: ‎MotionDV STUDIO Ver. 5.6E ...
Post-application Version‎: ‎Ver. 6.0E LE L06
Date Updated‎: ‎Oct 24, 2012

USB Driver Update Program for Digital Video Camera - Panasonic

av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/e.../download/downdvc_usb.html USB Driver bundled with Panasonic NV-MX500/GS40/GS50/GS70 (Digital Video ... e.g. : c:emp; Download the following file to the folder created in Step 1.

MotionDV STUDIO Ver. 6.0E LE L06 Update program - Panasonic

av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/.../download/motionDV60E_LE_1.html Jul 2, 2007 - Target software, MotionDV STUDIO Ver. 5.1E/5.3E/5.6E LE ... the downloaded file. Download the following file into the folder created in STEP 1.

Panasonic Digital Camcorder NV-GS150 Drivers Download - Update ...

www.solvusoft.com/en/update/drivers/.../panasonic/digital.../nv-gs150/model-number... This page contains information about installing the latest Panasonic Digital Camcorder NV-GS150 driver downloads using the Panasonic Driver Update Tool.

Panasonic LCD Digital Video Camera NV-GS150-S Drivers Download ...

www.solvusoft.com/en/update/drivers/.../panasonic/lcd.../nv-gs150-s/model-numbers/ This page contains information about installing the latest Panasonic LCD Digital Video Camera NV-GS150-S driver downloads using the Panasonic Driver ...

Panasonic Manuals and Driver Software

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I have a Panasonic NV-GS150 Camcorder. Where can i download a ...

https://www.justanswer.com > Electronics Question > Camcorder Problems I have a Panasonic NV-GS150 Camcorder. Where can i download a driver to enable me to transfer film from the - Answered by a verified Electronics Technician.
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Panasonic Video... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019

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