They're here! More Guides by Steve Grisetti!
The Guides to Premiere & Photoshop Elements 2020
As well as The Guide to Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 17
Because there are stories to tell


MiniDV, DVD, Hard Drive, 8 mm, High Def, brands, import / capture techniques, settings ... talk about camcorders in here.


Postby AVITRY » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:16 pm

Man what a mess I'm in with this Canopus 300. Anyway, I pulled my GS200 MiniDV camcorder out of mothballs and I figured I better start converting some of these VHS tapes someway until I get this Canopus figured out.

Now, I can't figure out how to do a pass through with the gs200. I have both the cables ... DV and jack to composite. But I don't recall how to do it and I cant' find a step by step in the manual.

What camcorder mode do I turn the dial to? Do I take the miniDV tape out of the deck to do this? Any help would be appreciated, I just can't remember much anymore.

ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen/3 motherboard. Core i7 2600 and 16 gigs of ddr3. SSD Crucial boot drive, GTX750 Ti video card. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
Senior Contributor
Senior Contributor
Posts: 345
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:41 am

Re: GS200

Postby Steve Grisetti » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:51 pm

IF your camcorder is capable doing a passthrough, set it to camcorder mode and unlock it but do not put a tape in it.

Your VHS attaches to the camcorder via RCA cables, and the camcorder attaches to your computer via FireWire.
3.6 ghz i7-7700 running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with 16 gigs RAM and a 2 terrabyte HD. Also iMac 2.6 ghz dual-core, 4 gigs of RAM, running OSX El Capitan and Boot Camp Windows 10 64-bit.
User avatar
Steve Grisetti
Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Posts: 13536
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:11 pm
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Re: GS200

Postby Chuck Engels » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:13 am

If the Canopus doesn't work Its very possible the camcorder won't either until you solve your issue with the Firewire. Either way I sure hope you get this working Joe :TU:
1. Thinkpad W530 Laptop, Core i7-3820QM Processor 8M Cache 3.70 GHz, 16 GB DDR3, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M 2GB Memory.

2. Cybertron PC - Liquid Cooled AMD FX6300, 6 cores, 3.50ghz - 32GB DDR3 - MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G, 4GB Video Ram, 1024 Cuda Cores.
User avatar
Chuck Engels
Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Posts: 17892
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:58 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Return to Camcorders 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests