Question about Panasonic PV-GS500 Camcorder
I have an HDD Panasonic SDR-H40 video camera. I can upload video files (MPEG) from the camera to the pc and view them with Windows Media player. However, Windows Movie Maker cannot find the video files saved on my pc or on my video camera when I try to directly import files from camera to movie maker. When I copy and paste the video files from my pc into Windows Movie Maker, only the sound transfers (just a black screen). Ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try to use USB to plug your device to your computer. make sure that you have an installed driver for your camcorder to recognize your device on your pc. all brand new camcorder came with an installation software cd. now your ready to transfer your video to your computer. use any movie maker application like ulead movie maker, nero movie maker or windows movie maker edit it and save it. burn it to your vcd or dvd burner to play on your dvd player. if you dont have a driver i will find one for you. hope that helps!
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
The camera does not write the 16:9 code properly in the mpeg so Windows media player does not recognize it properly. There is a little utility called index.zip that you can download which has a file sdcopy.exe which copies the file from the camera and properly writes the code. Then any current video editing software will recognize it and display it properly. It is also a handy utility that I prefer over the software that came with the camera.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
You can connect to any computer with a USB port. It appears as a hard drive after you tell the camera to connect (in the menu). Then just copy the .mod files to a spot on yor computer; there will be one for each movie clip.
Your next chore is changing them into MPEG files at the correct aspect ratio. If you shot in 16:9 they will be squished together unless you use the SDCopy freeware utility to set the widescreen flag. It also renames and downloads files for you, and it's small. There's a link from this tutorial page, which also explains a lot about aspect ratios and such:
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
I have the same problem. What I will do is download the camera to a DVD recorder using the A/V cord which came from the camers. I purchased AVS4U program for $59 lifetime option with free frequent updates. I can down load the DVD to the computer and I can format them in about all possible formats eg WAV, MPEG 2 etc. I can edit the songs, etc to how I want them. I do this with live performances of our band "Charlie Horse Band" and I can record the whole set (up to an hour) and I can manipulate the final product with the editing functions of the many AVS4U products that come at the one price.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
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