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post #1351 of 1366
Ha! I'll give you that: you can find stuff. I am surprised it is only $6, not $40 or something.
post #1352 of 1366
Yes, but I need it for this weekend.
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i keep seeing posts from people here about using the HDWriter software. Admittedly, i haven't read all 46 pages of the thread,but is there something wrong with just pulling out the SD card and then copying the files over using Explorer, etc?

I don't plan to transcode for mobile, or create physical disks, most will be played as files via MediaCenter/MPC-HC, etc..
post #1354 of 1366
How do you get the files that are stored in the Camera's memory?

I use HDW for simple edits like clipping segments, adding some simple titles and joining the clips. It was one of the few software that could handle 1080/60p video back then. I got used to it and never bothered to learn other more full-featured apps to do this simple editing.
post #1355 of 1366
I rarely use the on board memory - and if i do, I have the camera copy it to a card, then grab it off the card. Once it's off the card, i wipe both the camera and card, ready for the next adventure.
post #1356 of 1366
Whatever works. Do you shoot and play 1080/60p video?
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Originally Posted by alokeprasad View Post

Whatever works. Do you shoot and play 1080/60p video?

yes - i do... i actually always do. figure always shoot at highest, easier to transcode if i do need to show on a mobile device, etc.
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Whatever works.
Built-in memory is one of the most idiotic non-features of digital cameras and camcorders.
post #1359 of 1366
ok, something odd just happened. The battery that came with remote controller just died so found an old replacement from dollar store (had these in the house for another electronic device) and it did not work. Had an old TM700 remote so after some A/B testing, it seems both remotes needed to use the original Panasonic battery to get it to work.

1. My old batteries may be dead from storage
2. Only Panasonic batteries will work with the remote

Can anyone try a different brand remote battery and post back. This is odd.
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Originally Posted by armedmetallica View Post

i keep seeing posts from people here about using the HDWriter software. Admittedly, i haven't read all 46 pages of the thread,but is there something wrong with just pulling out the SD card and then copying the files over using Explorer, etc?

I don't plan to transcode for mobile, or create physical disks, most will be played as files via MediaCenter/MPC-HC, etc..

Copying over is fine for most purposes. When I did extensive testing on the TM700, I assume this is true for the TM900 as well, is if you ever want to use HDWriter to copy files back to the camera, you won't be able to unless all the necessary files were downloaded before using HDWriter. Other than that, I am not sure what those extra files are for.
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Originally Posted by bowmah View Post

ok, something odd just happened. The battery that came with remote controller just died so found an old replacement from dollar store (had these in the house for another electronic device) and it did not work. Had an old TM700 remote so after some A/B testing, it seems both remotes needed to use the original Panasonic battery to get it to work.

1. My old batteries may be dead from storage
2. Only Panasonic batteries will work with the remote

Can anyone try a different brand remote battery and post back. This is odd.
My Panasonic Remote for a similar SDT-750 uses a 3 Volt Duracell 2025.
post #1362 of 1366
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Originally Posted by bowmah View Post

Copying over is fine for most purposes. When I did extensive testing on the TM700, I assume this is true for the TM900 as well, is if you ever want to use HDWriter to copy files back to the camera, you won't be able to unless all the necessary files were downloaded before using HDWriter. Other than that, I am not sure what those extra files are for.
The primary reason to use HDWriter is that is edits losslessly. Somehow it uses those tiny extra files or some other magic to make a new video out of the parts with zero picture quality loss. It seems to skip the transcoding or rendering done in other editing systems. Because of that, it can be fairly quick on weaker or older computers. It will also join a the 4GB files created in a long shoot into to one file.

If you want to play 1080p60 footage on a big flat screen, it is also very easy if using the camera for a player. But, you have to put the files back on the camera. The only way you can do that is with HDWriter which uses those tiny files.
post #1363 of 1366

Hello, I am new here

I own a Panasonic tm-900, and i want to buy an external microphone. I was thinking in this new mic which is really cool http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1012003-REG/rode_videomic_go_videomic_go_on_camera_shotgun.html but i think they aren't compatible because it needs 2.5V from de camcoder, and i don't think mine can do that.

So i was hoping anyone could give an advice in which microphone i should buy. I don't have a lot of money, that's the problem.

 

Thank you!

post #1364 of 1366
Hi Andres, and welcome to the forum! I have the TM900, and use a battery powered Audio Technica AT835b professional mic with it (see picture below):



I bought this mic on eBay for less than $100. Here's one for $135.

I plug it into the camcorder with a $15 Hosa MIT-156 XLR to 3.5mm line matching transformer/adapter.

You'll also need a $17 shock mount to put the mic on your hot shoe.

A lot better than the Rode, for not much more money.

Hope this is helpful!

Bill
Hybrid Camera Revolution
post #1365 of 1366

Thanks a lot Bill, it was really helpful.

post #1366 of 1366
Any way to blank the LCD screen and the viewfinder while recording (so that I don't disturb the people behind me when I record school concerts on a tripod)?

Thanks.
Aloke
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