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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:48 pm 
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Hello I just purchased a Panasonic ZS3 which does the movies in Quicktime format ( the only flaw with the camera) as I really dislike Quicktime.

So I opted to upgrade to the newest Quicktime Pro and can not figure out how to convert a quicktime Mov file to a different format?????????? About the only option I can sort of figure out is how to convert to Mpeg 4 but even when I try that I get some type of error mesage about a data handler?

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Error 2003 a data handler needed by the movie could not be found

If I was able to convert to a Mpeg 4 could I then convert that to a WMV file?


Also what software is out there that will comvert Quicktime movies with out all this nonsence ;-( I'm not looking for Freeware or Shareware I would like to pay for somthing that really works.
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John
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Hi John, I can open, edit and resave the ZS3 / TZ7's MOV files into another format using Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Admittedly this is a very high-end editor, but most of the core capabilities *should* be in the latest version of Premiere Elements at a lower price. I'd see if you can get a trial first to try it out...

BTW, any reason you're using the Motion JPEG MOV mode on the ZS3 / TZ7 over the AVCHD mode? The former is easier to edit, although I've also managed to convert the latter's MTS files using Adobe Media Encoder.


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Gordon,

So far I have discovered that when I upgraded to pro somthing must of not installed correctly. So I uninstalled QT and reinstalled with my Anti spyware and anti virus turned off. It now works but I'm still not pleased with the results using quicktime as a converter.

I have had better luck with my Mp3/video Cowon D2 video converter that converts to AVI. So far that looks the best. As far as using the AVCHD mode I tried looking in there and saw the file but do not have the software to open it up.

So I have been just been using the Jpeg Motion HD mode . Here are some results using the Cowon AVI Converter, Cowon AVI Converter and then run through Windows WMV converter and last is using the Mov to AVI converter offered by Quicktime.

http://www.angelfire.com/il3/twins/bird.html

Is the Adobie software user friendly? I remember when I had tried basic Photoshop years ago and that was well over my head ;-)

Thanks again,
John


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Hi John, I can open, edit and resave the ZS3 / TZ7's MOV files into another format using Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Admittedly this is a very high-end editor, but most of the core capabilities *should* be in the latest version of Premiere Elements at a lower price. I'd see if you can get a trial first to try it out...

BTW, any reason you're using the Motion JPEG MOV mode on the ZS3 / TZ7 over the AVCHD mode? The former is easier to edit, although I've also managed to convert the latter's MTS files using Adobe Media Encoder.

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