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it possibly could be . most things that have batteries need then to work correctly .

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 03, 2016


Firewire is a digital interface and does not work with analog cameras.

You can get videos from this camera, or any analog video source, into a computer. You just have to play them into an analog video interface port. These are available as expansion slot cards for a PC, or sometimes as a USB plugin interface. They will come with drivers and probably software to digitise the video input and record it to a file. Lots of third party video editing software will also be able to accept the input from this kind of port. You don't need any "driver" related to the camera, it is just a video signal source. The connecting leads will be standard RCA signal plugs, like the ones you use to connect to a TV or VHS recorder. You probably already have a lead for this.

Once you have the video on the computer, you will need DVD "Authoring" and burning software, which may come as part of the same package. You can download such software for free from the internet- my first stop would be www.download.com.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010


How can I cover levent ADAPE? I'm not getting.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 10, 2010


it does have fuses and are located inside they kinda look like resisters and are most likely the problem

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 02, 2007


Possibly dirty or dead video recording head. If cleaning wont help then most likely repair is not cost effective. Save your video tape collection to digital format before unit expires.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jan 30, 2020


You need some video player software that supports MP4 video streams. Google MP4 players. Most are free.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jan 03, 2020


You could always try a reputable local electronics store, or an on-line retailer such as ebay.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Dec 21, 2019


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 on Nov 20, 2019

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