I know your Panasonic is 100% compatible with the Mac. I've used your camera on my Mac before, and now I use a PV-GS31 (basically the same camera). Works perfectly. You need the Firewire cable that has the small square end for the camera and the larger end for the standard Mac firewire port. The camera just have their firewire ports in different locations. My GS31 has it under the hand-strap inside the hatch door.