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Panasonic PV-GS320: How do I use it as a webcam?

by Muaguana / March 10, 2008 10:35 AM PDT

I've been trying to use my PV-GS320 as a webcam recently but it doesn't work (I'm operating on Windows XP Professional). I've installed the included USB driver, hooked the camera to the computer, put it on the Webcam setting, but when I try to dock in a Stickam chat room, no image shows up. The monitor on my camera has a large red exclamation point in the center of the screen when I try to use it as a webcam.

Can anyone help me out here? What am I doing wrong?

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This is a dead end.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 10:48 AM PDT

While we could write about another method what you discover is the camcorder shuts down after a few minutes so after getting it to work you discover that this is yet another dead end.

Fix? Get a web cam.

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are you still out there?
by grazan / April 8, 2009 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: This is a dead end.

I know this thread is old, but I just came upon it, and what you just described is exactly what is happening to me. I have a Canon ZR200 connected to a PC with firewire, and the video shows up great in various programs and messengers, but the camcorder turns itself off after 2-3 minutes or so every time no matter how I have it powered (AC or battery). I thought there was something wrong with the camcorder, but after reading your reply, I think you may know something more about this situation. Could you please enlighten me?

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Remember it's not busted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2009 12:09 PM PDT

Camcorders are simple things that would overheat and expire if such was enabled. Some owners want long explanations but let's keep it short. The design is made for short duty cycles.

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