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Panasonic SDR-H18 Camcorder - I would like to

Did you ever figure out how to do this? I have misplaced the cord to transfer files from the HD to the computer, and I would like to not have to purchase one through Panasonic (Best Buy didn't have one). I just want to transfer the files from the HD to the SD card while in the camera, and then take the card out and put it in the Mac. Any luck?
8/14/2021 10:41:46 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Aug 14, 2021

I need image mixer 3 software for a panasonic SDR H18

hi, software for similar applications are available in many web sites, use search engine.
2/19/2016 1:30:08 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Feb 19, 2016

Lost the imagemaker disc. Have new computer. How can I get this software so I can download my movies?

it's available at the Panasonic website.
2/5/2016 5:46:18 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Feb 05, 2016

I want to download the video but do not have software; is there a free download available for a windows 13 pc?

Hi, Windows 13? The newest version of Windows in 8.1 32/64. Windows 10 will release in August this year. So say they. Windows 13 probably will appear in 20... Isn't it ? * I don't undestand what you need ! What kind of video. Need U prog too run movies,videos,etc.? Or U have drivers to connect your device to pc? If u need prog for playing videos, I will suggest you GOM Player (Be carefully WHEN YOU INSTALL IT !,because are 2 mone prog in under check box ! Have a nive day
6/24/2015 1:05:26 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Jun 24, 2015

Problem installing ImageMixer 3 software on my Mac.

I just got off the phone with Canon support. I have a Canon HF 100 and was experiencing the same problems. If you have the newest version of iMovie (in iMovie '08....but I would bet '09 would work fine as well...'06 is questionable), you shouldn't have any trouble getting the files off your camera onto your Mac.


1. Plug in the camera and turn the power on (or plug in the memory card via a card reader)
2. Open iMovie
3. Wait a few seconds to see if your camera connection automatically opens, if it doesn't, click on the image of the camera on the far left side of the middle bar in iMovie.
4. It should recognize the video information you have plugged in at this point. If it doesn't, in the bottom of the import window, see if you can select a camera from the drop down list next to where it says "camera" in the bottom left.

I was told by the tech support people that I need to update my Final Cut Express software in order to read the video files, however I think they're wrong because I'm pretty sure I have the newest version. I also just found this information on Apple's website useful (see the video entitled "Built in AVCHD"): http://www.apple.com/finalcutexpress/ If you're using Final Cut Express 4, go to File -> Log & Transfer (or hit SHIFT + COMMAND + 8 on your keyboard) and if your camera/memory stick is plugged in, it should show a list of your files right there. Much better than iMovie.

Here is some information on the stuff I am using if it's useful:

iMovie '08 version 7.1.4
Final Cut Express 4 version 4.0.1
Canon HF 100 Digital HD Camcorder
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.6

Hope this is helpful. I doubt that I will check back to this forum, so please email any questions you might have (I may or may not be able to answer) to [email protected] I would recommend, assuming you have a Mac, going out and buying iMovie '09 ($39 - $79 depending where you buy it), Final Cut Express ($100 - $300 depending where you buy it), or Final Cut Studio 2 ($400 - $1200 depending where you buy it) before spending money on another software that won't let you do as much. The Imagemixer 3 software that your camera came with is supposed to let you basically do the same things, but doesn't work on Mac. It looks like you can buy the Mac version from Pixela...but I would encourage you to contact Canon or Pixela support first and demand a free one, since you paid so much for the camcorder and should be entitled to the software.

Canon tech support was pretty useful as well: 1-800-828-4040. I only had to wait about 5 minutes. (The total call was around 15 mins).

Good luck.

5/5/2012 4:00:15 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on May 05, 2012

My sdr-h18 will not turn on even after i charged

This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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12/17/2010 4:30:08 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Dec 17, 2010

I have lost my panasonic

I have lost the dvd disc for the panasonic SDR-H18 camcorder,can i download software anywhere on thepanasonic uk site?
11/17/2010 5:21:09 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 17, 2010

I put my video clips on an expasion drive. They

AVCHD Converter for Mac brings you the easiest way to convert.MTS or .M2TS video files to Mac compatible formats, like MOV, MP4, M4V, MPEG, DV, 3GP for playback on QuickTime.
8/18/2010 11:37:56 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Aug 18, 2010

My Panasonic SDR-H18 will not power up, even when

This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.
8/17/2010 3:11:08 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Aug 17, 2010

I have lost both cds that came with my canon fs100 camcorder

Do you have windows XP? If so I don't think you need the cd. It's **** anyway. I may can help.
2/15/2010 4:18:36 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Feb 15, 2010

Panasonic SDR-H18 Camcorder I get no audio

I found, from the Best Buy Geek Squad, that all Hard Drive Video cams use a audio format that only works with their hardware. If you burn a DVD (using their software) is audio will be present.
1/13/2010 5:34:42 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Jan 13, 2010


where can i get free software for my panasonic sdr-h60 camcorder?
8/27/2009 5:02:45 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Aug 27, 2009

The photos are very dark. When I take interior

this camera has a menu to adjust the settings for light and dark. Go to settings and you should be able to fix it.
7/17/2009 4:43:45 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Jul 17, 2009

Panasonic SDR-H18

You also have to plug it into the power source. They put it together with the charger. Get the charger and you will see that you can plug the AC adaptor cable in the other end. This allows you to power up when you are using the USB.
5/25/2009 11:06:43 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on May 25, 2009

Saving movies to computer

when you install you software you have to set the same VIDEO SYSTEM that your camera. Select NTSC.

4/26/2009 5:35:33 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Apr 26, 2009

Der Videotyp is not PAL - code 442-E-100

install the software in ntsc mode...it was my solution

User "aldof" said it in other post...

Thanks to him
4/26/2009 5:35:16 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Apr 26, 2009

I am unable to connect it to my PC for transfereing pictures.

I don't know if the usb cord is a good power source for it. That wire may provide data service only but no power to the camcorder.
1/7/2009 9:57:16 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Jan 07, 2009

How to connect SDR-H18 to IEEE-1934 port

I had a look and it looks like a regular mini usb cable that you need to connect to your laptop, or a regular mini firewire cable, both are available online for under $10 or at a local electronics store
12/30/2008 2:11:41 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Dec 30, 2008

Trying to save video from camcorder to dvd disk

This site has a lot of very useful tips to convert your files to a format you can burn to dvd


If you got discs with the camera look for a program on there called Cyberlink Power director it will convert the files for you heres a link that will give you full instructions as well as a link to Other programs that will do the job


Hope that helps
Please rate my solution if it does help
8/22/2008 2:57:54 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Aug 22, 2008
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