I've just found this site and hope that one of you can help on a rather basic problem. I've connected the PC via the firewire into DV socket under the handstrap of the Panasonic GX7, turned the camcorder on to VCR mode (play) and asked Pinnacle 9 to capture and it just doesn't recognise anything - what am I doing wrong please?
Thanks for replying. Just tried turning on Pinnacle first but no luck.
I've just got a new computer with XP - don't know about SP1 or 2 would I need to download them from Microsoft?
The Video is about three years old DV in and out - I did edit it once years ago but can't remember whether there are other settings I need to chose before it works (the instruction books don't mention editing!).
Last year when recording it frequently locked up and had to be reset so could something have given up in the camera?
At the moment I just think I must be missing something simple. Aaaagh!