Top 20 Panasonic PV-GS180 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

The PV-GS180 works with SD cards. While SDHC cards will fit into the slot, they are electronically incompatible and will not work. You need to use SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

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You can use the disc that is provided with the cam install the software from the disc then connect the cam with the PC and wait a while until the driver get installed.

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You can use windows movie maker to capture videos from the camcorder. Connect it via USB and use the capture from camera option to start the streaming capture. Note that you do not need additional drivers as it detects most camcorders. Just in case if it doesn't let me know and I will get you the link to any additional software that panasonic has to offer.


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If you have Head Cleaning Cassette play it at 10 seconds or use new Cassette for 10 minutes play or record. Otherwise Video Head damage

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Windows XP has the stream uptake profile built right into it. You should not need a driver. Plug your cam into your computer and open movie maker (also built into XP) and it will ask you if you want to import. Click yes and then a drop down tab will apeer just choose your dv devise (cam)

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Hi, I managed to down load mine by connecting with a firewire and setting the camera to playback mode (not PC), opening imovie, turning the camcorder on and selecting file -' import from camera". a screen came up then I started playback on the camcorder and was able to select import from the screen on the imac.

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Remove battery plug it into power (charger block) then do reset.

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What OS are you running, XP,Vista,7?

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Take off the battery and plug it in to power(charging block) and do a reset.

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You can't. SD card is only to take images in this camera.

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I don't think so. I just got mine and read the instruction book backward and forward. Recording video on your SD card is not an option on this model, just taking pictures.

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Go to this side and upgrade til vers. 6.0

Follow the instructions very carefully. Remember to connect your camera - in "play mode" before you run the setup.exe file. You must also be logged in as administrator.(or run the file as administrator

Best Regards

Christian, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Yes, the XP driver would not work with Vista. No solution on the Panasonic website.

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try throwing it away, it might cost you more to fix than replace, buy a sony next time

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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

Or you can transfer the video through an external adapter but adapters with Firewire are impossible to find any more.

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

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

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

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