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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:43 pm 
Hi everyone, I apologize ahead of time if I am posting this in the wrong forum/section. I purchased the Panasonic Lumix a few months ago and I am just now playing with the video. I am not sure what I am doing wrong now but when I first had it I could record videos and they played back on my PC no problem. Yesterday and today I took a video and they don't show up at all in my list of files when I am transferring to my PC. They are definitely on the memory card because I can play them back on the camera no problem, but like I said they won't show up on my PC. Could someone please tell me how I record HD videos so I can play them back on the PC. I have a feeling I am doing something wrong in a setting but not sure.

Also, when I am taking pictures in a dark room, they are coming out grainy and not that bright. Any suggestions on what setting to use to make these pictures lighter?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:43 am 
Depends weather you are using AVCHD or .MOV!! AVCHD's are stored in this sub directory on the card, look for .mts files.

Just check out all the sub directories on the card, you will find it!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:35 pm 
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Hi April, welcome on-board! Yep, this is the right place for Panasonic questions...

Yep, bikerag's correct. If you're shooting movies in the Motion JPEG mode, then the MOV files will be stored in the same folder as your photos on the card.

If you choose the AVCHD Lite mode for movies, then the files are stored in a completely different location! Have a look in the folder called PRIVATE on the card - in there you'll eventually find one called Stream, and the video files are in there - they're called MTS files.

The reason they do this is so it's easier for TVs and software to convert or recognise them as Blu Ray discs. I've mentioned this in the movie mode section of my TZ7 / ZS3 review - scroll down this page:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panas ... C_TZ7_ZS3/


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