I have a Panasonic NV-GS11 camcorder Mini DV. I have tried to connect it to my Mac and Windows to capture the footage I have on the Mini DV tape, but both didn't work.
I don't have a driver disc. I tried to find a driver online but no luck.
If I'm not mistaken that camera has S-Video, Composite, and Firewire connection. I would pick up an inexpensive Firewire card and connect using Firewire which should give you the best quality. If the card doesn't come with software, you may already have software on your computer or download a free app. Ah, that's for Windows, not sure about the Mac.
As far as the Mac is concerned and FCP legacy, you need to follow the procedure which is as follows. The Mac can be on, but FCP not running. Connect the camera to the Mac with a firewire cable. Turn on the camera and put it into vtr mode. Launch FCP, then when you go to Log and capture you will see the Camera present. FCP grabs the firewire ports when it launches and wont accept any firewire connections made while it is running. Hope this helps.