A few weeks ago, we started taking some small digital video clips of our baby on our Panasonic digital camera. Lately, I've noticed that it takes a very, very long time for the clips and images to download onto our Mac - sometimes up to 15 or 20 minutes.
On closer inspection, it appears as though there are 8 files on the camera that are clogging up the download. The data transfer actually stops when it gets to these last 8 files, and it won't download any more, and I can't delete them from the camera either. When I view them on the camera itself, they appear as a blank screen.
How can I remove all these redundant files from my camera??
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Re: Unable to delete from the camera itself
Here is the link to the user manual;
check pages 33 and 34 for all the different ways of deleting and check it is nothing in there that you missed. If no luck with that then check page 91 for formatting instructions - a format should solve this problem, although occasionally the memory cards do fail also - let me know if a format doesn't work and i can talk you through what to do next.
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Your MAC can't show you every known video format. Look what format is on the camera and when you put the correct software on the MAC (that came with the camera on CD or DVD) you will be able to import and transfer the video's to the format your MAC can show.
I have the same problem starting a few weeks ago when taking pictures out in the cold (-8 Celsius). Viewing the pictures on the computer shows that only a third of the image is being read. The other two thirds are coming out pure white. So when zoomed out it looks overexposed, but it really is missing 2 out of 3 lines.
I haven't found any solutions on the internet. I reloaded firmware 1.02 and tried using the internal memory card to eliminate the removable memory card as a problem.
Any ideas? I love this camera and hate to throw it out.
You may be able to free up what is hanging lens by rapping the camera smartly against the heel of your hand, or on a harder surface covered you a cushion of two laps of bath towel. Do not rap the lens itself of course.
If this does not work, you can try puffing a small amount of graphite lube into the two shelled sections of an extended lens and get it to retract and extend a few time. If this works, wipe the extended lens down good with a dust attracting cloth. Graphite lub is used because it does not attract dust, making a friction problem even worse over time, like oil based lub do. Graphite lub is available at any HW store in a small plastic tube made to squeeze, expelling (puffing) a small amount of fine graphite onto a precise locations.
If none of this works, sell your camera to a repairman on an ebay auction, and replace it with a working used, refurb w/warranty, or new one from ebay. Prices are cheap because the TZ3 has been replaced with the newer TZ5, and millions of TZ3s, an awesome camera I own, were sold. .
if its vibrating i would think its something mechanical. this isnt my forte but it sounds like when you turn your camera on the lens covering opens up and for some reason the gears that open it continues to rotate. if your comfortable about tearing things apart look in that area. better yet since its new let the warranty take care of it. this is not a solution just a hunch. let me know how it works out im curious.
Try using a liquid contact cleaner. I read about this fix on another site, worked great for me.
A product called DeoxIT in the U.S. is what was suggested, I am in Canada and can't get that here so
I picked up a product from a company called NexxTech. Just a liquid contact cleaner.
Take out the battery of the camera. Put a few small drops of the contact cleaner on the power button and let it drip down into the switch. Rotate the on/off switch back and forth 5-10 times, put the battery back in and Voila! Fixed!
No more random on/off irritations, camera works just like it did before the problem arose a few weeks ago.
It worked great for me.