I have just bought a Panasonic NV-GS17Mini DV, DV Camcorder and want to connect it up to his PC. I have a firewire cable (6 to 4 pins) and a IEEE 1394 firewire card already on my PC. Can you tell me if I am likely to have a problem when I connect it up ? Will I need to download anything else to go with the IEEE 1394 firewire card ? Is it usaully as simple as just pluging the firewire cable into the computer ( the correct socket of course!) Or will I need anything else ? I have video editing programs installed - am I all set to go when the camera arrives ? Is it simple with panasonic GS17Mini DV, DV Camcorder if you have firewire and the IEEE 1394 card already on my computer ?
I have read about problems with Panasonic NV-GS17 but I think that is mainly due to the USB not having drivers for Vista. I read the USB connection works fine with XP and you don't need to download any new devices.
Anyway I want to know about firewire and the Panasonic NV-GS17 and connecting it up to my PC.
Is it that simple - just plug the correct firewire cable in the correct socket and it will detect the camera hence I won't have to do or need anything else ?
Please please help me.