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New Panasonic HC_V110

Hello, I have just bought a new Panasonic video camera and with much difficulty have loaded the HD Writer software. It tells me my computer is too slow to run the movies when transferred to my computer. I can't seem to understand the way the software needs to run. It also seems that the camera files are unique to Panasonic. Is it possible to convert these to a file type that Windows MovieMaker can handle? Regards,Den

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Standard format

In reply to: New Panasonic HC_V110

The HC-V110 records files in the standard format for AVCHD. Look for the files labelled .m2ts and download these to your PC. HDWriter will do this for you, Just click "copy to PC".

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Hello All, Sorry to be so long answering but I still have problems.
1. The "HD Writer LE" will only copy files from my camera to my computer. I have looked at the instructions but I can't follow them to get files connected into one video.
2. I have downloaded VideoPad editor and that stitches up all the scenes very nicely but a 12 minute movie consisting of some 20 scenes, each in the order of 60,000k reduces to 35K with a file name .vj
3. I have tried Prism File converter to convert these things but I have to buy the program for it to work, I don't want to buy a load of crap that does not work
4. AVS video editor seemed to do the job with the watermark but when I tried to play the sequence back it got to half way through the second scene and went into pause mode. No matter where I started it only ran one and a half scenes. Again a load of expensive crap.
5. If I plug my camera (HC_V110) directly into my TV it plays the MP4 files with no problem but the scenes are not in the order which I want. I want to edit my scenes into an order I want, add a title and save the movie to a USB pen drive as a .mov file. My top box for the TV where I plug in my USB will not read MP4!!!
It seems that everyone that makes video cameras and video editing programs have different shaped wheels and none are compatible with anything else.
If anyone can help I will be most grateful.

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Very mixed up

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It seems that everyone that makes video cameras and video editing programs have different shaped wheels and none are compatible with anything else.
This of course is totally wrong. The HC-V 110 produces standard files in AVCHD format and MPEG-4 compression. These can be transferred to your PC using Windows Explorer. You will find a page in your User Manual labelled About the PC Display with instructions as to downloading.
First you should be using the HA setting in your camera to get the best quality video.
Insert SD card into your PC or find using your USB link. Open the SD card you will see DCIM and PRIVATE. Click on PRIVATE then AVCHD then BDMV. You should see files with the .m2ts suffix. Download these files to your PC.
If you have WINDOWS 7 then you will have Windows Moviemaker. Edit your video and burn to DVD using Windows DVD maker. Or if you have an up to date PC, buy a copy of Corel VideoStudio Pro X6 and use that to edit and produce an output to DVD, Memory stick, SD card or a web site.
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Problem solved I think

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Hello, Thanks for the response. I have found now that the camera requires the HD-Writer software to take the files from the camera to tht PC. When I just copied the MP4 files using Windows Explorer things did not work properly. Now, having transferred the files from the SD card using the HD-Writer and using VideoPad I have a very good acceptable movie.
I must thank you all for being so patient with me, I got really frustrated when things did not work as I wanted them to do. Thanks aga in. Regards, Den.

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Re: slow

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What are the specs of your PC? What are the system requirements of that software?


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