I have two Panasonic Mini DV one is an NV GS 5 and the other an NV GS 300 both have done a fair
share of work however neither will download to a computer via Firewire anymore, I have tested with
several computers and firewire cards from X Sonic, Texas Instruments and several others, the problem
is not Computers, Fire Wire Controller Cards, or cables so I suspect the firewireport on the camera,s
or a failure in the camera.s themselves, this is a request for help from someone with experience with
firewire on these older Mini DV camera's please, I have tapes to download for editing and will
appreciate help, these camera's have given good service todateand I would really like to nail down
this problem !!