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Trouble copoying vid with my new gs35

by itreeye / September 9, 2005 6:23 PM PDT

Hello, I have the Panansonic GS35, and I'm using their MotionDV software, and am unable to capture the video I've recorded onto my computer properly. I mean it's jerky, and with drop-outs, but this is unwatchable. I'm using USB with my my Win XP SP2, and my computer had 1GB of memory and a 3GB processor. I would think this would be plenty to handle this sort of thing?

I've been trying for hours and hours, basically all day to work this out. It's quite frustrating. ):

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It's the lesson.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2005 10:23 PM PDT

Keep reading this forum and the repeating answer is:

Use Firewire.

I use Firewire and a free program called WINDV to do the transfer without fuss.


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Copying Panasonic GS35 videos
by pleewe / September 16, 2005 1:16 PM PDT

I just got a GS 35 also and I am running into the same issues. I am pretty cheap and didn't want to invest in firewire port for my computer, but I see I am going to have to do that.

I should have expected that, but I would say that MotionDV software is worthless. Did you see that demo or try and do use the help function?

The demo looks like it was done 10 years ago and the help function brings up a manual in acrobat reader.

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Ok, what is "invest"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2005 10:53 PM PDT

My desktop firewire card ware under 20 bucks. My laptop card just a few bucks more. Is that an "investment"?

As to the demo and software, keep in mind that new software development is horribly expensive and 10 years ago that software may have seemed pretty spiffy.

Then again, you could get a Macintosh and be using iMovie without adding a card or deciding what software to try?


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Yes, what investment
by Dan Filice / September 17, 2005 12:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Ok, what is "invest"?

Bob is absolutely right. What's the investment question here? $30 for a Firewire cable vs. frustration and not being able to correctly import video? Most software that comes with cameras, whether Sony, Panaconic, etc., is worthless. And forget USB. I'm not sure why PCs ever enabled the ability to import via USB. It doesn't have the bandwith to carry full-quality DV video. If I could make one wish come true, it would be that all computers would only allow video import via Firewire. Oh wait, one more wish: Cameras would come with a Firewire cable.


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