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Mac won't recognise Panasonic camcorder

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Hi. I've got some tapes recorded using a Panasonic NV-GS5 camcorder which I'm trying to import from this device into iMovie, but my Mac won't recognise it.

I've tried a few things, including unplugging all other firewire devices, but it still doesn't work.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 
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Aaagghh! This is driving me NUTS! It's like using Windows again.

Nothing I do will make iMovie see this camera. It's got DIGITAL printed on the side of it, it's got a firewire port, but it just won't work.

Maybe if I throw it through the WINDOW...
 
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Perhaps one of the 'Top Support Articles' on this Apple page may lead to a solution. I'd start with the first link under that title.

Your specific camera is discussed on this Apple Discussion.
 
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Thanks. Those steps didn't work though. I even tried installing iMovie on my G4 mini downstairs, but that didn't recognise the camera either. Although it has "DIGITAL" on the side, and a firewire port, I can only assume this is due to the camera's age.
 

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Aha! Done it! It's importing as I type. I have a suspicion the cable wasn't in quite right. Ahem.

Way to go! You got it working. Good job!!
 

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