Still putting this together but, now, running linux in a VirtualBox:
Linux debian 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 09:49:36 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
Still using the old system to get video from the Panasonic PV-GS500. After doing dvgrab today, I had to do this to get Vegas to loadit on the Windows machine;
ffmpeg -i thing-1.dv -acodec copy -vcodec copy thing1.avi
There’s prolly a more direct way to do this – using some dvgrab options.