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Capturing video to a hardrive

I'm using windows XP sp2 operating system. Recently I started using the panasonic PV-GS250 camcorder. I installed NEROvision Express 2 with which I'm trying to capture the video into my hardrive. The camcorder is connected through a USB 2 port to the computer. using the Nerovision Express I'm able to control the camcorder when in the VCR mode (on/off, play, rewind etc.) It will start playing the video but nothing is shown on the computer's monitor and after trying to record, I get a message saying 'unable to analyze the captured file G:\7avi'. Everything is working fine with the software that came with the Panasonic, but I really prefer using 'Nero'.
If there is someone who can tell me what is missing or what I'm doing wrong, I'll really appreciate it.
Haim Barziv

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Just so you know.

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If we connect with FIREWIRE we can use WINDV ( and capture.

USB is quickly dismissed by those that learn this lesson. In fact I don't unpack that cable.


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Firewire!!!!!! USB-NOT!!!!

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Firewire connection

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Thank you for your input! The only thing that is not clear to me is that with the software that came with the Panasonic, the USB is working fine.
In any case, I am using IBM Thinkcenter model 814822UD A50. I could not find any information regarding the firewire. Is it something that I have to install or how do I find out if my computer has a firewire connection?
If it does not, what do I have to do to aquire this connection?
Thanks again!
Haim Barziv

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