Panasonic PV-GS59 Mini DV Digital Camcorder - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


This can be caused by several problems including a defective eject switch in the cameras internal circuitry or a bad motor. This will require disassembling the camera to repair and can usually be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not really a user serviceable problem and should be repaired qualified service technician.


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Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011 | 77 views


This can be caused by several problems including a defective eject switch in the cameras internal circuitry or a bad motor 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 May 25, 2011 | 94 views


please open this link and solve your problem.

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Panasonic-PV-GS59-Camcorders-manual/id/209ag012/t/2/

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011 | 199 views


This type of camera usually downloads video over a Firewire (DV, IEEE1394) connection. Some mini-DV cameras have a USB connection but it is used only for stills.

Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB. As most Windows PCs do not come with this interface, you might need to fit an add-on Firewire interface card. This will come with a driver for the card. As you have a MAC, you may already have a port.

Suitable Firewire (DV) cables can easily be found on Amazon or eBay. You will need the kind with a small (four pin) connector at one end and a larger (six pin) connector at the other. My Samsung mini-DV camera came with the correct lead. I did not need a driver, just some sort of video editing software that can accept input. Even Windows Movie Maker that ships with Windows will work.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011 | 497 views


Try to clean the head or try to used with new tape or disc!

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 29, 2010 | 33 views


you will require a usbgrabber dongle and then easy to use software will be showbizdvd2 which retails for around R300,00 ZA comes with connectors and software you can also use is ULEAD software and connect via firewire cable or usb grabber dongle

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 13, 2010 | 276 views


This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 23, 2010 | 92 views


The best software to view, download, edit on Vista I have found for working well with PC and many cameras is called Videowave, great package indeed, is dead easy to use too and can cost less that £29.99 is most good computer shops.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 10, 2010 | 232 views


to transfer video from your camcorder to your pc you will need a firewire cable (ieee 1394). only with this cable you will be able to transer video.
you will also need a firewire port on your pc.
if you don't have one then you can buy a firewire pci card.
no drivers are needed.

see this for info and pictures
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1394_interface

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 26, 2010 | 437 views


Hi there,
download manuals from the link below
http://support.panasonic.co.nz/docstore/NVG3A%20Book.pdf

Good Luck!!!

neo

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 01, 2009 | 223 views


I bought a Panasonic PV-GS59 but it dose not work for vista

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 22, 2008 | 4,039 views


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

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jan 03, 2020 | 112 views


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

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Dec 21, 2019 | 26 views


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 | 55 views


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 on Nov 20, 2019 | 154 views


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 | 36 views


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

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Oct 28, 2019 | 35 views


I shall only reply to one of the multiple queries you have made on the same subject.

I would suggest either the mfr, or Ebay.

I would also suggest you take better care of your possessions.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jul 07, 2019 | 62 views


Not with you - can you explain the situation more fully, please ?

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jun 29, 2019 | 72 views

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