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_Id=137940
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.