I have a Panasonic PV-GS19 min dv camera, and Windows 7 64 bit. My new ASUS laptop will not recognize the camera at all. No firewire port, so plugged into USB. Panasonic Tech support says to use a 3rd party driver or software. But I cannot find any. I only used the camera a few times. Do I need to throw away??
I see that it has av output, hopefully you still have the cable for it.
This can be used to record back to your laptop via a usb av recording adptor like the Belkin: http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_...
this will show you what to look for.
I think you can get a bit more life out of your Panasonic. It's about 5 years old so I can't see them supplying new drivers and software when they want you to get a new one.