My HP pavillion laptop does not recognize my Samsung mini camcorder. (After connecting a firewire cable to the DV port on the camera and then plugging the other end into to laptop USB port). I need help. Thanks.
At a quick glance I see the camera uses an SD card. Is the issue getting video from the camcorder to the computer? If yes, you can remove the SD card from the camera and insert it into the card reader on your laptop. Looking at the manual (http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201102/201...) for your model it appears as though it has a DV (firewire port) but no USB port. If you must connect the camcorder to your laptop you will have to do it via a firewire port. Without knowing the model number of your HP laptop I cannot tell whether or not it has a firewire port. The firewire port on the camcorder and the one on the laptop, if it has one, should look the same (4 pin I believe it is). If that is the case you will need a 4-pin to 4-pin firewire cable.