Originally Posted by ttwomotor
Don't feel bad - just spent 1 1/2 hours with Panasonic tech support and problem not resolved. Are these extra files why they want the camera left connected during the DVD burn even though they say it makes it faster? Thanks, if I get it fixed will post back.
I'm going to try one more time. I don't mean to be rude, but you are not getting it.
Your computer, your camcorder, HD Writer, Windows 7 and Windows Movie Maker are not causing problems. The problem is that you made a minor mistake when you deleted files on your camcorder. You are making more mistakes when you are trying to get software to do things that it is not capable of.
To recover from the mistake, you need to use some other software to edit and render DVDs.
When a Panasonic camcorder makes a video file it ends in ".m2ts". It is generally a large file and is created under a specification that Panasonic and Sony created called AVCHD. It has become common enough that any current video editing software will handle it. Panasonic wanted to supply some unique features for their camcorders and their software so they make three more files that are keyed to the ".m2ts" file. The files are small and end in ".cont", ".pmpd" and ".tmd".
If you were using the optional 1080p60 setting on your camcorder, it will be a little different. A very few software programs might have trouble with 1080p60 because that format was not included in the original AVCHD definition.
The ONLY way to keep the files together is to transfer your video to your computer with HD Writer. If you own an Apple computer you can't use HD Writer. If you use any other software, it ignores the three small files.
The part you don't seem to get, it that you will never recreate those three small files if you have deleted them. And, most important, you don't need them and they won't be useful to any other video edition program.
Your first post says that you are trying to burn DVDs. That is one of the most common features of almost any consumer video software. There is a long list of brands in this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...iting_software
What exactly are you trying to produce? Is it standard DVDs you can give to relatives? Or, is it something else? Are you wanting to make a collection of video that you view on your computer?