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Help with Panasonic HDC-SD100 ?

by Travanian / July 22, 2013 4:18 PM PDT

Hi all. Pls help if you can. If I record footage at the highest setting (1080) and play it straight back from camcorder to a tv its PERFECT. If I take out the memory card and transfer the footage from card to laptop, when I play it back on laptop it looks a little blurred ? Seems like something cant keep up like its dragging behind ? I see lines as the footage pans lets say from left to right ?
Hope iv explained this properly. Im running Windows 7 64bit 6gb Ram.

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Given no PC details.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2013 1:23 AM PDT

All I can write is that this was expected to happen on many PCs.

Nothing really new going on here, but a budding film maker might be jolted by how much computer power is required to work with HD video.
Bob

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Help with Panasonic HDC-SD100 ?
by Travanian / July 24, 2013 3:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Given no PC details.

Thx Bob. Is there anything I should look for when buying a new Laptop ? Spec wise ?

Thank You

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Given the story so far.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2013 4:12 AM PDT

I can't offer much. I know folk don't want to reveal much but as it stands I can't make good suggestions. That is, playing the usual 1080 content on a 768 line screen will take more horsepower than say playing on a 1080 screen. I hope, as a movie editor you can see why.
Bob

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Poor video
by Terfyn / July 24, 2013 5:40 PM PDT

I specd. a new computer about a year ago to run the latest editor suites. I copied the PC specification from Pinnacle Studio which I was using at the time and passed it on to my computer dealer to come up with a box that either matched or bettered the given spec. I have now updated to VideoStudio Pro X6 which performs equally as well.

One option is to run Belarc Advisor which will give you a summary of your PC bits and bobs! I run Windows 7 64bit and the spec of my PC is:-
motherboard: ASUSTeK P8H61-MX
processor: Intel Corei5-2320
ram: 8Gb
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210
sound_card: NVIDIA High Def Audio
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 1000 Gb

I only give this as an example.

Is processor capacity or speed a problem?

Incidentally my system is in a tower simply because it is easier to update or add components. I run two screens, one shows the video as it is being edited and the main screen has the editor controls on it. I had to add a FireWire card to the system for my Canon HV20 and I use the SD card reader for my Panasonic HC-V700.

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