Panasonic NV-GS120 -> PC Video Editing??

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  1. Norbert666

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    I know there are a couple of people out there with this camcorder (or similar versions of the same model range). There is indeed another thread with a lower model where the user has the same probolem.

    Could somone please explain to me how I can edit the video on the pc?

    The camera only came with a USB and I can only seem to get stills off it. Also, by reading the software guide that came with the camera, it reads as if you can only get stills off it - which can't be right. I was under the impression I could import it to the pc?

    Doesn't it need Firewire? It didn't come with a Firewire cable, but I'm sure I read somewhere that you need it? Or not?

    I am now worrying that I've mis-purchaced and bought a camera that won;t let me edit movies on the pc.

    As well as the software that came with it, I have the latest version of Ulead VideoStudio (ver. 8) which is supposed to be really easy to use.

    Anyone got any pointers/help?

    Cheers

    James
     
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    Your camera has DV In/Out according to specs.

    If you look at the connections (under the tab) you will see the USB connection (which I'm sure you recognise) & a smaller connection which is a 4 pin firewire connection.

    You will need a 4pin to 6pin firewire cable (which you can get from most camera/ computer suppliers).
    You will also need a firewire input on your computer (if you haven't got one firewire cards are inexpensive/easy to fit & again can be found from most computer retailers)

    Plug the 4pin end of cable into the camera , 6pin into PC connection , turn the camera into VCR/playback mode & then use your editing software to capture (controlling the the camera remotely thru video editing software)
     
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    Ha! Oh dear! I found it. There was a secret compartment with the DV out which I'd missed!

    Anyway, using Ulead VideoStudio 8.0 I grabbed this shot:

    [​IMG]

    Surely this is not right. It's awful. The camera is nearly the top of the range.

    Help! :lease:
     
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    looks very much as though you have not selected the correct capture settings in UVS8 - particularly with regard to field order. for capturing DV via firewire ensure you have 'lower field first' set in addition to the other PAL parameters.
     
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    1) Filmed indoors in low light (noisey)
    2) Slow shutter, lots of motion (blurred)
    3) Interlaced (comb effect)

    Its no wonder most people freak when viewing material on a monitor.

    Unfortunately, the quality of DV video is not outstanding by specification. In cheap (*cough*) cameras (below ~£900) most people with a keen eye are disapointed.

    El
     
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    It's fine if I hook up to the TV. So as mentioned above it must be the settings in the software.

    I'll have a fiddle, thanks

    James
     
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    where do I look to change these settings? Camera or Software?
     
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    Settings in Software.

    I don't have that program to tell you where to look though.
     
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    Hi Norbert 666
    I have the Panasonic GS120, and it works fine. I see from other posts that you have found the DV out port under the battery?? good has your PC got a firewire in connection? The Video MUST be captured with firewire, not USB. Are you using XP.

    Peter
     
  10. Norbert666

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    Thanks. I've managed to capture video now. But am having problems with Ulead (see post above).

    Got the Firewire etc sorted - the bloody thing was well hidden!

    Cheers

    James
     
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    Hi James, I have not tried Ulead, Try using Magix Movies on CD & DVD Version 3.0 you can down load a free trial version from www.magix.com I find this very good and not to difficult.

    Peter
     

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