Hello, I have question regarding DV input on the Panasonic DMR-EZ27 from a non-camcorder source. Basically, I am trying to copy Hi-8 tapes onto DVD, however the DMR-EZ27 refuses to record (although it definitely plays the signal through).
My set-up is as follows –
Hi-8 Deck (Sony EVO-9500) --> S-Video connection --> Canopus ADVC-300 --> Firewire 6pin to 4pin connection --> Panasonic DMR-EZ27.
The set-up definitely works, because the Hi-8 plays through and shows up on my monitor, however when I press ‘record’ I get a message that says my “DV Camcorder cannot be found. Please try again.”
Very strange as the unit acknowledges receiving DV input and, as I said before, plays it through to the monitor.
Also, I tried this on a previous Panasonic model, the EH75V, and it recorded just fine. However I have heard rumours that the newer Panasonic models have been adjusted to prevent DV input from any source (eg, a PC) other than a legitimate camcorder.
The Canopus ADVC-300, by the way, is an analog to DV converter that exports DV as a camcorder would.
Anyone else tried to record via DV? I’m stumped, and seriously considering returning the EZ27 for an older model.