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Help! -Panasonic SDR-H40 Users

I have had the SDR-H40 for a few months now, and have yet to find a solution to this problem. When I import my videos onto the computer using the software, the camera appears to organize all videos that were recorded on the same day as a single video, with all individual videos being "scenes" throughout the day. I can play them individually only through the software, but I can't seperate them from other ones taken that day. Even if I do not use the software to import them and use Windows Explorer to just copy them over onto my computer, it lists them on the camera as a single file named by the date, not 5 individual videos from that day. Does anyone know if this is a setting I can adjust?? I tried using the "split scenes" function on the software, but that just splits the scenes (or individual videos), and does not split them from whole video sequence taken that day. Thanks!

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Hmm that is interesting...

In reply to: Help! -Panasonic SDR-H40 Users

Usually, the software might be the culprit of combining the files for the day. The camcorder should record each clip as a different file. You might just have to end up using a video editing software to separate the files. Did you check through the manual of the software to see if that option exists?

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files continued...

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Yes I did. The software is pretty useless Sad Yes, when I view the video clips on the camera itself, they are all separate files. But once I try to import them, either using the software or by copying the over from the camera, the camera just organizes them as one whole video. The manual for the camera actually states that this is how they are supposed to be organized, but doesn't say how to change it. I can't imagine that this is the only way because is really annoying!

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Me too!

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I have the same problem! I just bought the camcorder yesterday and find this problem annoying. The manuals don't help for this.

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SDR-H40 scenes

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I had the same problem. You need to read the PDF file that downloaded to your computer with the software. It has instructions for separating the scenes. I know, I was annoyed by this as well. But it's actually quite easy to break them apart. First you have to move the file to your computer. Then you can edit the scenes, and even move them around to make a "playlist". It's all on page 40 "Create a Playlist" under the Edit heading of the PDF ToC. Hope that helps!!!

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