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How do i edit using motionsd studio 1.3e?

I can see my video files but can not understand the damn manual to actually edit the there some simpler instructions for the idiot?

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    Same damn thing. I'm ready to throw the camera through the screen...I can SEE the video on the camera EVERYWHERE EXCEPT in the damn editing program!

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    damn fxxking software. what the fxxx is the manufacturer doing? Give a fxxking damn software that is so user unfriendly. And the damn fxxking manual is so unreable.. What the fxxx is panasonic doing...

  • lossie45 Jan 23, 2009

    same here!first time I used it the edit screen worked fine,now it has disappeared any help out there?

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    same problem here, the manual might as well be in Mandarin Chinese.

  • mande78717 Mar 01, 2009

    You're not an idiot. The people that wrote the instructions are the idiots. I cannot figure out how to get my videos from the computer or the video camera onto the edit screen of the motionmd studio software.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    does any one have the software to dl MotionSD STUDIO 1.3E software??????????????????/

  • Mongrol Apr 29, 2009

    If ya think editing was screwy, wait till ya try to add music.

  • cladeira885 May 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. Problem is also that when I try to edit the motion clips, the software did not recognize my DVD and/or would not output my movies in file format. Therefore, I can only watch the movies on this software and computer. I cannot watch it on a TV. I took the movies of the memory card and now can not watch them anywhere else by the computer...

    I would never buy anything from panasonic again...




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I had much the same issues with my Motion SD Studio manual...pretty much useless. On screen help? Forget won't find it. Again..useless.
So the only way I learned to use it was by just digging in and doing it. Once you have it figured out, it really isn't that bad to use. Although it is rather basic as far as editing goes. I quickly outgrew the program and now use Magix Movie Edit Pro 14...MUCH more versatile! But I still need Motion SD to load the files into the computer and render them into the proper format for MEP.

SO the first thing you want to do is load your video clip into the computer. Make sure your power cord is connected to the camera. Then connect the USB cable th the cam and computer. The camera will ask you if you want it to be ""pict-brigge or as a USB drive. Choose USB drive. Cancel out of the window that pops up.
Now start your Motion SD studio software. In a few seconds a box will appear asking you what to do. Yo want to upload files from the camera. Pick this option and a new windoe opens up displaying the videos in your camera on the left and a preview screen on the right. Simply highlight the clips you want to inport and then click the "import" button below the preview screen. This process may take some time depending on the length and number of clips you import.
Once importing is complete, it will ask you if you want to edit the images. Hit YES anf the edit window will open up.
Then drag your clips tio the timeline and begin editing.

I hope this is helpful to anyone having trouble getting thingd going with this software. Remember, I had to learn this on my own due to insufficient manuals and a lack of online help. I can offer further assistance if anyone might need it.

Rick - Loose Wheel Productions
(NOT affiliated with Panasonic or Motion SD Studio.)

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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    Rick Mar 04, 2009

    Here is a video made using Motion SD studio. Not trying to show off or anything like that, but just as an example of waht can be done with this program.

  • twedspeed Sep 20, 2010

    rickbell7 , am having trouble understanding how to use Motion SD , software on my panasinic , are you still available to ask for help ????


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Try using Pinnacle Studio Plus v12 (Link below) They let you try for 15 days. This software is compatible with my Panasonic cam SD files and provides compatibility with a cross section of media including Real, iPod, WAV and many more. It also imports music from iTunes, windows etc. Use the Plus ($79) version for wide screen video. You may be entitled to a 20% discount if you have a Panasonic camcorder. Check your box for coupons.

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Could i please have a copy of the Motion SD Studio software. i lost mine when we moved

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