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Old 10-08-2011, 06:32 PM   #1
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Panasonic's HDC-TM90 High Definition Camcorder features the option to record in 3D recording, along with 1080p 2D video, and internal 16GB and SD flash memory storage. Using the optional VW-CLT1 3D conversion lens the TM90 gives you the ability to make fun and unique 3 dimensional memories that literally pop! Finished 3D movies can be viewed on any 3D TV that is compatible with the side-by-side method, including the Panasonic VIERA 3DTV.

When it comes to making good old 2D movies the TM90 doesn't fall short. With 1080p recording and a multitude of quality features the camera not only yields stunningly detailed, vibrant, and life-like footage that will look great on your HDTV, it also gives you the tools you need to create memories that will last a lifetime. The CMOS sensor and Panasonic's Crystal Engine PRO processor work together to produce those high def images quickly, and with the incredible beauty and detail that only progressive recording can give.

Progressive recording, as opposed to interlaced, reproduces the entirety of an image - the lines of information going across and up and down in an image. This means that your colors will be more vibrant and true to life and details will be more well-defined. Progressive literally records twice as much information from your scene than interlaced does. When you put progressive footage up on your HDTV you'll see the incredible detail and lush colors that standard definition and interlaced recording can't match. Not only that, but shooting 1920 x 1080/60p also means that your video is future-friendly - making it usable and relevant for many years to come.


28mm Wide Angle Lens
The 28mm wide-angle lens on the HD 90 Series fits more people and more of the background into the frame than conventional models. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room. It fits your subjects in even when you shoot from up close, and makes it possible to pick up even small sounds with the mic. It also gives you entirely new ways to enjoy your camcorder, like taking self portraits or capturing sweeping landscapes without losing the sense of scale

Intelligent 40x Zoom and HYBRID O.I.S.
The HD 90 Series features a an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 40x. When using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution. You get sharp images of highly detailed objects - without the blurry edges. Plus, the HD 90 Series is equipped with HYBRID O.I.S., an image stabilizer system that corrects hand-shake blurring by combining the action of its hybrid optical and electrical image stabilization systems. Even when zooming, where hand-shake often occurs, both optical and electrical hand-shake correction make it possible to record beautiful images with approximately 2 times* the hand-shake suppressing effect as conventional models

O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Lock
The image-stabilizing effect is increased by pressing and holding the O.I.S. Lock indication on the LCD screen, which maximizes the blur detection sensitivity. This is great for when you want to zoom at a fixed angle, like for bird watching

1080/60p Recording
With its transfer rate of 28 Mbps, 1,080/60p recording (Full-HD, 1,920 x 1,080, 60 progressive recording) conveys about twice the information of 1,080i (interlace) recording. Whereas interlacing requires two images to produce a complete picture, the progressive method records a single image as a complete picture. Plus, the 60 Progressive Recording of the 90 Series produces 60 images per second. This extremely dense image information creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images. The progressive method is most effective when shooting designs where more patterns tend to occur, or when capturing scenes during sports events where the subjects are intensely moving around. Also, the recorded images displayed clearly even when they are made into still images, so it is possible to preserve stunning photos when clipping them from videos

Interlaced Scanning (1080/60i):

Only half of the image data is reproduced in each picture. Fabric patterns run together, and moiré patterns appears

Progressive Scanning (1080/60p):

Reproduces all of image data in a single picture. Patterns in fabric are crisp and clear with no color bleeding

Crystal Engine PRO
The Crystal Engine PRO instantly processes the huge amount of data that goes into Full-HD images, and further enhances Full-HD quality. It produces smooth, high-resolution zoom shots even when the range exceeds the limit for optical zooming. Crystal Engine PRO clearly delineates even the tiniest details of your subject, with extremely natural beauty. In addition, its Noise Reduction (NR) technology has been completely redesigned. The low-frequency noise that occurs when recording in dim lighting has been further minimized. Compared to previous Panasonic models, noise has been reduced by approximately 45%. And Intelligent Resolution Technology ensures sharp and crisp pictures, resulting in bright and beautifully colored motion images



Zoom Mic and Wind Noise Canceller

Zoom Mic:

The Zoom Mic function that links with the camera's zoom action has evolved even further. Compared to previous models, the noise-reducing performance is improved by 1/3 (-10dB).* It lets you clearly record the sound of your target subject


Still Picture Recording at 5MP with Intelligent Resolution Technology
In Still Picture Recording mode, Intelligent Resolution Technology lets you record clear still images with resolution up to 5MP. Also, when playing back the moving pictures you shot, you can capture 4.5MP still images of any scene you want. The HD 90 Series lets you enjoy high quality in both motion and still images

Scene Mode
Automatically selects the most suitable shutter speed and aperture for the shooting location and situation

Scene modes: Sports, Portrait, Low Light (motion image only), Spot Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait (still image only)

Tele-Macro[/B]
You can shoot macro close-ups while maintaining a distance of 50 cm from your subject. In addition, using the zoom at full magnification makes it much easier to capture extreme close-ups without your body or camera casting a shadow on the subject and while keeping the background in soft focus

3D Image Recording
When the optional VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens is attached, the HD 90 Series produces an effect called visual disparity. Right and left images are captured simultaneously by the two lenses, and recorded using the side-by-side method. To play back 3D videos, simply insert an SD Memory Card in the slot of a Panasonic VIERA 3DTV.** Or you can use an HDMI mini cable to connect the camcorder to a VIERA 3DTV or another 3D TV that is compatible with the side-by-side method

How does the human eye perceive 3-Dimensional Images?

Beause the left and right eyes are located at different positions on the face, the left and right eyes perceive slightly different images. The difference between these two images is called 'visual disparity'. The brain processes these two images with visual disparity to reconstruct spatial conditions, enabling us to see things with 3-dimensional depth

Shooting:

Images for the right and left eyes are simultaneously recorded through two lenses, using a 3D conversion lens that artificially reproduces the phenomenon of visual disparity
Playback:

The TV alternately reproduces the left and right images, which are viewed through 3D Eyewear. To play back 3D videos, simply insert an SD memory card in the slot of a Panasonic VIERA 3DTV or use an HDMI mini cable to connect the camcorder to a VIERA 3DTV or a side-by-side method compatible 3D TV

3.0" Wide LCD with Intuitive Touch Operation
The easy-to-view 7.6 cm/3.0" wide LCD screen allows intuitive fingertip touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Zoom to instantly zoom in and out by simply touching your fingertips, and Touch Shutter to automatically focus when shooting still images by simply touching the subject on the screen. For playback, you can also change thumbnail pages by sliding a fingertip across the screen. You get smooth, intuitive operation and don't have to take your eyes off of the LCD screen

Touch operation for shooting:

You can easily zoom in and zoom out by simply touching the LCD with your fingertips. Shoot at any angle of view while watching the screen

iA (Intelligent Auto)
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images

HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode
HYBRID O.I.S. corrects hand-shake blurring by combining the action of its hybrid optical and electrical image stabilization systems. Even when zooming, where hand-shake often occurs, both optical and electrical hand-shake correction make it possible to record beautiful images with approximately 2 times* the hand-shake suppressing effect as conventional models

Active mode:

Active mode comes in handy when shooting while walking or playing with your children. The wide correction area corrects even relatively large hand-shake motion. It's especially good for active video shooting

Face Recognition

The Face Recognition function recognizes the faces of registered subjects, and automatically optimizes the focus and exposure for those special people. It continues to track the subject as he or she moves anywhere within the LCD frame, making it ideal for video shooting. It is extremely useful for capturing someone's face in a group. Names can also be registered and displayed on the LCD while shooting. A total of six people can be registered, and the names of up to three people at a time can be displayed in the shooting frame

AF/AE Tracking
Touch the LCD screen to indicate the subject, such as a person or an animal that you want to focus on, and let AF/AE Tracking do the rest. The camera locks on the subject and follows it around, keeping it in sharp focus and properly exposed. It keeps tracking even if the subject turns to the side. This advanced function makes it easy to get a continually clear, beautiful shot of the subject in the scene you care most about

Intelligent Scene Selector
The Intelligent Scene Selector function analyzes the shooting situation and automatically switches the camcorder to the suitable scene mode that will give you optimal results

Portrait:

This mode captures faces beautifully. With Soft Skin mode, complexions are automatically enhanced to make faces attractive

Scenery:

This mode is ideal for shooting wide landscapes and sweeping vistas, such as at the ocean or in the mountains. It balances the exposure over the entire frame to prevent brighter parts of the image, such as the sky, from being washed out or having blown highlights

Spotlight:

The camcorder automatically uses this mode for scenes with particularly strong contrast, such as when you're shooting a spot lit area on a darkened stage. It captures the well-lit subject perfectly and prevents washed-out areas

Low Light:

In dim lighting, the camcorder automatically switches to a slower shutter speed so that images across the entire frame are bright and easy to see
15 faces at once

Intelligent Contrast Control
Intelligent Contrast Control detects the ambient light level and adjusts the exposure accordingly, helping to prevent blown highlights and blocked shadows. You can capture natural looking, highly nuanced images with proper contrast

Special iA Mode for Still Images

The iA function is active even when the camera is in still-image mode. When the Intelligent Scene Selector detects the shooting situation, it automatically switches to one of the five Scene modes for still-image shooting, and optimizes the settings for the still image

Sports, Portrait, Spot Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Macro

Handy Functions and Interfaces

You can enjoy more professional shooting with these handy functions

Microphone:

There is a mic input terminal on the side of the camcorder. Plug in an external mic (optional) if desire
Accessory Shoe:

Optional accessories can be attached here to increase shooting versatility

Smile Shot (Still Image)
The Smile Shot function automatically detects subject smiles, and captures the best possible smile while you're shooting movies. It lets you easily catch those fleeting, easy-to-miss stills of a smiling subject. It will also optimize the focus and exposure for your subject's smiling face

Capture the smiles of only certain subjects - Face Recognition Link:

This function detects subjects who are registered in advance and automatically snaps the shutter to catch the subject's best possible smile. It's great for capturing the smiles of certain people in a group

Capture the smiles of an entire group - Face Detection Linked:

This function automatically snaps the people within the LCD frame smiles. It gives you shots of an entire group of people smiling, making it great for group shots
Capture the smiling face of a moving subject - AF/AE Tracking Linked:

Simply touch a subject within the LCD frame. This function will then lock on and start tracking your subject. When the subject smiles, it'll automatically snap the shutter

1.0 Sec Quick Power-On
Switch the power on and the HD camcorders are in standby mode in approx. 1.0 seconds, ready to shoot when you are. When the LCD is closed, the power automatically switches off. This fast startup and automatic shutdown also help reduce battery consumption

0.6 Sec Quick Start
Using Quick Start mode, you simply flip open the LCD and you're ready to shoot in just 0.6 seconds. When Eco mode is also used, the power turns off whenever the camcorder has not been operated for 5 minutes. This reduces wasted power consumption, and enables a longer battery life

Relay Recording

The Relay Recording mode automatically switches from the built-in flash memory (once it's full) to the SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card and continues recording. You don't have to worry about missing an important shot while switching media


Pre-Rec Function

This smart function records three seconds of images even before you actually begin shooting. The images are held temporarily in the camcorder's internal memory, before recording begins. This helps ensure that you won't miss the start of a moment you want to record, such as when an event begins all of a sudden. For example, if you're waiting to snap a shot of a jumping dolphin, you can press the REC button after you've made sure that the dolphin has cleared the surface of the water. The camcorder will record the entire scene, from the instant of the dolphin's jump until it disappears again into the sea


Wide Viewing Angle
The LCD has a highly detailed, 230,400 dots display and a viewing angle of 170°, both vertically and horizontally. Images are clear and bright even when viewed from an angle, so everyone can gather around the LCD to enjoy on-the-spot recordings. The wide viewing angle is also great for taking high- or low-angle shots


Focus Assist
This function shows which subjects are in-focus by displaying their outlines in blue. You can easily check the focus on LCD when manually focusing, to ensure consistently clear, sharp images

Composition Guide Lines
With wide LCD monitors, it's hard to keep images perfectly level. The HD 40 Series solves this by displaying horizontal and vertical Composition Guide Lines that make it easy to keep the subject straight and level

1080/60p Mode, HA/HG/HX/HE Mode
The TM90 is equipped with a built-in 16GB memory, and can be used together with a 64GB SDXC Memory Card to shoot for up to 34 hours 10 minutes. Choose the recording mode that matches your intended use - HE mode for maximum recording time, or 1080/60p mode for optimal image quality

LED Video Light

When the camera determines that the ambient lighting is insufficient, it automatically switches the light on. This illuminates your subject for shooting. The LED (light emitting diode) has low power consumption, a long service life, and the safety of a low operating temperature

Color Night Rec/Color Night View

Leave the light off. Color Night Rec/Color Night View gives you images with color even in dim lighting (1 lux)

Auto Lens Cover
When the power is turned on, the lens cover automatically opens. When the power goes off, the lens cover closes. You don't have to keep removing and replacing a lens cap - or worry about losing it

Advanced Highlight Playback
Select the days of the recordings you want to see, and this innovative function automatically selects the most exciting scenes, arranges them, and plays them, with music. It decides how exciting a scene is, based on zooming, panning, and scene changes, and whether there are faces. The 90 Series have both advanced with the addition of playback effects that include slow motion, still image fading, and flash playback. Four new image effect modes - natural, pop, dynamic and classical - have also been added. Set different effects based on the mood of your images, and enjoy memorable scenes just the way you remember them when shooting. The Face Highlight Playback mode places priority on selecting the faces of subjects who are registered in the Face Recognition function, for quick playback of the scenes where they are clearly recorded, together with music

Natural:

Enjoy more impressive highlight playback with natural switching effects

Pop:

View highlight playback of the images you've taken, together with a variety of fun effects

Dynamic:

Enjoy highlight playback with speedy, dynamic effects

Classical:

Enjoy highlight playback with dramatic effects applied mainly to your subject's faces

Face Highlight, Highlight and Time Frame Index
The index function has been enhanced with the addition of a feature that divides each recorded scene into a number of smaller scenes, and displays thumbnails for each. This makes it much easier to find a particular part of a scene without having to fast-forward

Face Highlight Index:

The Face Highlight Index selects scenes that have faces in them and displays them in an index format. This handy function lets you quickly find and view scenes that have people in them

Highlight Index:

The camera automatically selects and displays the most exciting scenes. It determines the level of importance of each scene based on zooming and panning, and whether there are faces. This gives you an easy, convenient way to view all the highlights together

Time Frame Index:

This mode divides each recorded clip into 3 second, 6 second, 12 second, 1 minute and 5 minute intervals, and displays them. This is convenient when you want to find a specific scene within a long clip

Easy Connecting, Easy Viewing

VIERA Link:

Connect your HD camcorder to a VIERA or compatible Blu-ray Disc Player via an HDMI mini cable, and you can control both units in synchronized operation with a single remote control. This kind of simple, easy operation makes it enjoyable to view your recordings

VIERA Image Viewer:

Just slip the SD card from your camcorder into the VIERA Image Viewer card slot on your VIERA TV, and you're ready to view full-HD moving images recorded

Archiving and Playback
The HD camcorders have a USB Host function that lets you connect directly to a DVD burner via a USB cable. Then just press a button and you can copy the moving images you recorded from the SD card, Built-in Memory, or HDD to a DVD disc

Easy AVCHD to MPEG2 Conversion:

You can make a copy either in the original high-definition AVCHD format, or in the standard-definition DVD-Video (MPEG-2) format. Choose the one that matches your playback equipment

Saving 1080/60p Data with a PC:

Use the included HD Writer AE 3.0 software to save Full-HD 1080/60p data onto a PC or an SD card

Playback with a DVD burner:

To view the disc you just burned, simply connect the HD camcorder to an HDTV via an HDMI mini cable

Editing, Archiving, and YouTube Uploading
HD Writer LE 1.0 software, included with the camcorder, makes it easy to play or edit videos on your PC and have more fun when the shooting's done

Importing Data:

When the camcorder is connected to a PC, the software automatically starts up. Importing data takes only a few clicks of the mouse

Easy YouTube and Facebook Uploading:

The videos you've recorded are easily uploaded to YouTube or Facebook in their original high quality. HD Writer LE 1.0 lets you share your videos worldwide

Editing:

It's easy to add titles, rearrange scenes, provide transition effects, and edit images in single frame units

Archiving:

Make a copy either in the original high-definition AVCHD format, or in the standard-definition DVD-Video (MPEG-2) format



Sensor 3.32 Megapixel 1/4.1" CMOS
Lens 2.82 - 59.2 mm
f/1.8 - 3.32
Zoom Optical: 21x
Intelligent (Optical): 40x
Digital: 1500x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 16GB
SD/SDHC, SDXC
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory
16GB: 1080/60P: 1 hour, 20 minutes; HA: 2 hours; HG: 2 hours, 40 minutes; HX: 4 hours, 10 minutes, HE: 6 hours, 40 minutes
SD
4GB: 1080/60p: 19 minutes; HA: 30 minutes; HG: 40 minutes; HX: 1 hour
16GB: 1080/60p: 1 hour, 20 minutes; HA: 2 hours; HG: 2 hours, 40 minutes; HX: 4 hours, 10 minutes
32GB: 1080/60p: 2 hours, 40 minutes; HA: 4 hours, 10 minutes; HG: 5 hours, 30 minutes; HX: 8 hours, 20 minutes
64GB: 1080/60p: 5 hours, 20 minutes; HA: 8 hours, 30 minutes; HG: 11 hours; HX: 16 hours, 50 minutes
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080i, 1920 x 1080p (60/60 fps)
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 4.8 Megapixel, 2688 x 1792
JPEG: 5.0 Megapixel, 2592 x 1944
Audio Format 2-Channel Stereo
Display
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 3.0"
Touchscreen Yes
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux 1400
4 (1/30 Low Light scene mode)
1 (Color Night Rec)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe yes
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x USB 2.0
1x A/V
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack No
General
System Requirements Windows

XP (SP3), Vista, 7
Pentium 4 2.8GHz Processor or greater


Mac

OS X 10.6.3
Core 2 Duo Processor or greater

Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.99 x 2.48 x 4.67" / 50.5 x 63 x 118.5mm
Weight 8.64 oz / 245g
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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I will answer any questions or concerns that you have for this camcorder, so feel free to ask
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Hi. I just purchased this camera. It says you can only view 1080p 60 fps from the camera. It says that it must be converted to avchd to burn to dvd. I assume that is because most people do not have a blu ray burner. I have a bluray burner, will I be able to burn to it or will the format not allow it?
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Blu-Ray does not support 1080/60p and it is unlikely it ever will. 1080/60p can be burned to any disc as AVCHD data and played back on a BD player that supports AVCHD data playback but cannot be burned to any authored "movie" optical disc format.
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So burning to a regular dvd would give the same quality as burning to blu ray burner? Then what is the point of a blu ray burner?
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The point of a Blu-Ray burner is to make Blu-Ray discs on BD Media (25 GB) as opposed to DVD Media (4.7 GB). Burning AVCHD data to an optical DVD disc in a non-movie format is not a Blu-Ray disc. It is AVCHD data on an optical disc. It just happens that some Blu-Ray players can read it. AVCHD data is not a Blu-Ray movie. It is just a data file like an Excel spreadsheet. But bigger. But you're still limited to very short files on regular DVD discs.

Read the sticky:

http://www.highdefforum.com/1141053-post5.html

Further questions about that topic should be directed there, I think.
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Thnk you for the link o the other thread. Between that and some ino i found last night, I have my answer.

The camera is better then blu ray. Best picture ill play directly from the camera.

I can howerer buy software that will covert the video to a format that i can burn to a blu ray. Will lose a little bit of quality, but not much.

This way i am not limit to using the newer format and burning to a ton of regular dvds.

This is what I needed to know. Now i do not. Need to return the camera.

This is my first truly hd camera and did not know they surpassed the quality of a blu ray.
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Does anyone know if it's possible to copy edited AVCHD files back to the TM90's memory and use it to play back edited movies? In theory, it seems like this would work as long as all of the support files that are created by HD Writer are copied to the memory as well, but I believe HD Writer changes the file extension of the edited AVCHD file, so that may pose a problem.

I use Mac, but if anyone knows that this is an option, I might install Windows on a partition so that I can use HD Writer to edit my movies and play them back from the camera in 1080 w/o needing Blu-Ray.

Thanks in advance for any information anyone can provide!
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I have been using this camera for about two weeks now and am trying to find the best solution to help stabilize shots. So far the best has been the following:
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I put a Manfrotto quick release plate long ways on the camera. This makes it easy to handle in this direction. This gets attached on/off to tripod adapter plate. Both of these plates add nice weight to the bottom of the camera. Into the tripod adapter I have a 1/4" threaded bolt with 15 fender washers for more weight and stability.

Holding the camera I can lightly hold the fender washers against my wrist, or place my thumb and first two fingers of my left hand under the tripod plate and help support the camera like a bigger camera, or hold the LCD screen in my left hand and use the LCD record button.
All three methods seem to work well and are a 100% improvement from using nothing. See photos.

Is there a way to use the Image stabilze LOCK button and keep the Record button on the LCD screen at the same time?

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I have been using this camera for about two weeks now and am trying to find the best solution to help stabilize shots. So far the best has been the following:
See Photos below:

I put a Manfrotto quick release plate long ways on the camera. This makes it easy to handle in this direction. This gets attached on/off to tripod adapter plate. Both of these plates add nice weight to the bottom of the camera. Into the tripod adapter I have a 1/4" threaded bolt with 15 fender washers for more weight and stability.

Holding the camera I can lightly hold the fender washers against my wrist, or place my thumb and first two fingers of my left hand under the tripod plate and help support the camera like a bigger camera, or hold the LCD screen in my left hand and use the LCD record button.
All three methods seem to work well and are a 100% improvement from using nothing. See photos.

Is there a way to use the Image stabilze LOCK button and keep the Record button on the LCD screen at the same time?

Thanks

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Nice idea and glad you posted. What we have done is purchased this - http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-WT-1003...1245223&sr=8-3
which basically does the same thing. With shipping it was about fifteen bucks. Pretty cheap when ya consider that it's only about 18 inches long fully enclosed, and over 70 inches long extended. With the small size of these new consumer cameras, not to mention the jiggity jiggity from being hand held, no matter what weight ya put under them, you are still going to see camera shake. Not dissing your idea but rather re-enforcing camera basics - use a tripod or monopod whenever and wherever possible.
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Nice idea and glad you posted. What we have done is purchased this -
which basically does the same thing. With shipping it was about fifteen bucks. Pretty cheap when ya consider that it's only about 18 inches long fully enclosed, and over 70 inches long extended. With the small size of these new consumer cameras, not to mention the jiggity jiggity from being hand held, no matter what weight ya put under them, you are still going to see camera shake. Not dissing your idea but rather re-enforcing camera basics - use a tripod or monopod whenever and wherever possible.
I have tried monopods in the past but too much weight to low can cause wobbling ans swaying, like a steadicam that is to bottom heavy. I think I am going to try a Lensee stabilizer for this camera.
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Will my panasonic tv play 1080p60 formats through the sd slot or only avchd?
Also, can you explain the different formats the camera shoots in relation to video quality when I watch it on my hdtv. Thanks.
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Thank you. I have a few quick questions:

1. Can I use a class 4 SD Card (Planning on purchasing a 32gb class 4 Sandisk). I've read that the class 10 cards are having a lot of errors for some people?

2. 1080/60p recording. My understanding is that this is the best mode; however, it can only be played back on the camcorder. If you want to burn it to a disc, it would have to be converted to AVCHD. So the question in my head is, why even use this recording mode if it really can't be archived to a disc that will play in a blu ray player. If it has to be converted to AVCHD, you might as well record in AVCHD. Is the 1080/60p mode just to show off how great your camcorder can record video?

3. On this camcorder you have a choice of AVCHD recording modes (best, great, good whatever). I was guess most people would want the best mode mode. I don't have a blu ray burner and will be archiving on dual layer discs. So video in AVCHD best recording mode will be approximately 40 min on a dual layered disc?

4. What software do you use to edit your AVCHD? The one that came in the box? Nero? I don't have a very fast computer (celeron 2.2ghz) . Will I be able to do simple edits?

Thank you

fyi: i'm able to plug the camcorder to my ps3 and drag the avchd files to the hard drive and play them off the ps3. Works great.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:52 PM   #14
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I bought the Panasonic SD90 to replace our sd JVC camcorder, as it's pretty pixelated when playing video back on our 65 inch Mitsubishi DLP tv. I also bought a Komputerbay 64gb sdxc card, LG BH10 Blu-ray burner, and a 25 ct. spindle of phillips bd-r discs. I recorded a few movies on Christmas and New Year's day using 1080p/60. Used the HD writer software to convert to AVCHD. These will play on my crappy magnavox blu ray that's in my other room, but won't play on my samsung blu ray player. So I started browsing around for blu-ray software. Downloaded Leawo Blu-ray creator. I burned a disc in blu ray format, but the video stopped every 1/2 second. I currently have a dell xps 7100 for a computer with an amd 6 core phenom II processor (that I think runs at 2.7ghz), ATI Radeon 5450 graphics card, 8gb ram and a 1tb hd.

I am trying to figure out why the video stopped every 1/2 second. I notice that there are 3 files in addition to each video when I copied the movies to pc (a .cont file, a .pmpd file, and a .tmb file). If I use the Hd writer to playback the movie, it does so smoothly on my pc. If I use windows media player, it is choppy. My guess is that these 3 files help with playback?

Is my hardware not good enough, or do I just need to change some settings using this program? Any other programs that burn to blu-ray format that are good to use?

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Old 01-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #15
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I have a number of videos on the internal storage of my hdc-tm90 that I verify are there when the camera is hooked to the computer via USB. However, I cannot view them form the camera and also cannot format the internal storage. The error returned is "Formatting Failed." While in the "Play" mode the camera shows no data on the internal storage but the Media Status shows 50% on the Built-in Memory. Is this a "send it back to Panasonic" problem?
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