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How easy is it to transfer files from pan tmk 55 to winxp

by toolman44 / December 13, 2010 11:44 AM PST

I am looking at getting a panasonic tmk55. Can you transfer video easy and then send it by email with this camcorder and using windows xp? Someone was saying is it way easier to have a apple computer to send hd video or video in general.

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Seems too new.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2010 11:53 AM PST

I looked for that at Panasonic and can't find that model. How about a link?

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by toolman44 / December 13, 2010 10:58 PM PST
In reply to: Seems too new.
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That helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2010 5:41 AM PST
In reply to: tm55k

Reading the reviews at finds this to be your usual AVCHD format. Emailing content might be some single digit number of seconds and I would be duplicating the web if I wrote a sentence about AVCHD editing.

I'm going to write no to email.
I'm going to write easy to edit with the right software.
I'm going to disagree on the apple vs. anything debate. I think the app makes a big difference here.

In closing many expect these things to come with video editors. That's not true yet.

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by toolman44 / December 14, 2010 1:10 PM PST
In reply to: That helped.

Thanks for the reply. So sending videos from this camcorder by email can be done with the right software? Do you mean it is going to take a lot of effort just to convert the video to send it by email?

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Sorry if I was unclear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2010 1:18 PM PST
In reply to: tm55

No software known allows more than a few seconds of video. This is well discussed with the limit of your email servers usually limits the email to about 2 megabytes. You can figure out how many seconds of video that is. Examples note about 17 megabytes per second for uncompressed 1080p content.

Let's just say that even with compression this will let most achieve about 2 to 3 seconds of HD content in an email.

Hope this helps clarify the email issue.

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by toolman44 / December 15, 2010 11:40 AM PST

ok that makes sense. Thanks,I appreciate the help!

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