MiniDV to PC via USB 2.0

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  1. illuminate100

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    Hello,

    I have some video on my MiniDV camcorder I want to get onto my PC. I don't have firewire, but I do have USB 2.0. According to the directions for the Camcorder, I just plug it into the computer via the USB port and the PC should recognize it. No such luck. I tried using Windows MovieMaker and Nero to rip the video, but still no recognition.

    Any suggestions? I really need this video (for a class).

    Thanks guys.

    -Dan
     
  2. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    I believe those cameras come with USB drivers you must install in Windows XP.There should be some software with the camera.The instructions that come with Samsung cameras is not as good as what comes with Sonys.Also people seem to report more problems with some Samsungs than Sonys.There may be some drivers you download.I don't think the new ones are automatic to USB,but I guess they could be.
     

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    Ok...I don't have any software with the camera (it's my dads and I doubt he knows where the software is). By the way, it's a Panasonic.
     
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    Check their web site, you should be able to download the necessary drivers.
     
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    That has always worked for me...
     
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    Thanks everyone! Especially Washington.