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Panasonic HS700

jabomano
07-01-2010, 05:45 PM
I bought this camera a couple of days ago and it's the first camera I'ved ownd since my last Canon High 8 years ago.

I'm new to this new era of camcorders and know nothing.

One question..

I used the software that came with the camera (HD Writer) to download the video from camera to my computer but the quality of the videos is pretty bad and not at all HD quality even though the camera was set on HD.

They were being played on VLC media player.
I'm thinking I have to play it straight from the camera to the TV to get true HD quality.
Is this correct or am I doing something wrong?
Hope I don't have a bad camera.

Thanks.

Ray Bayer

oblioman
07-02-2010, 09:49 AM
I bought this camera a couple of days ago and it's the first camera I'ved ownd since my last Canon High 8 years ago.

I'm new to this new era of camcorders and know nothing.

One question..

I used the software that came with the camera (HD Writer) to download the video from camera to my computer but the quality of the videos is pretty bad and not at all HD quality even though the camera was set on HD.

They were being played on VLC media player.
I'm thinking I have to play it straight from the camera to the TV to get true HD quality.
Is this correct or am I doing something wrong?
Hope I don't have a bad camera.

Thanks.

Ray Bayer

not sure why you would have to use the software to transfer - it should be straight transfer (at least me canon is). Does your computer recognize the camera as a seperate drive? Also - give SplashLite a try instead of VLC. VLC be a nice all around player but Splash handles HD better in me opinion. (use the free version)
http://mirillis.com/en/products/splash.html

e_buff
07-06-2010, 03:07 PM
The software that's included with the Panasonic HDC TM/HS700 is supposed to be worthless, according to camcorder dot com.

e_buff
07-06-2010, 03:10 PM
Camcorderinfo dot com. rather