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post #61 of 231
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Originally Posted by cm004d8137 View Post

There is a loss of video and more importantly audio when continuously recording more than say 45 minutes?
I haven't seen any evidence of this at all. Just to check I made a continuous recording at 1080p60 to fill up a 32GB memory card. The recording lasted for 2 hours and 52 minutes and split into eight ".MTS" files (numbered 00000.MTS through 00007.MTS). I had a close look at each of the seven points where the scene spanned from one file to the next and couldn't detect any hint of frame drops or audio glitches.

Are you sure it's not your player that's causing the problem? What are you using to view your clips with?
post #62 of 231
Hello,

I have X900M camcorder.
While the viewfinder is extended and the LCD screen is rotated in 180 degrees towards the object: How to enable the viewfinder?

For example, I would like to photo my children who would like to watch them on the screen, while I watch them via the viewfinder, in parallel.

In my old GS330 Panasonic - I could view the object via the viewfinder while the LCD display is rotated in 180 degress towards the object. Is that the same will works for my X900M?

Regards,
Uriel
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post #63 of 231
^ I'm pretty sure what you desire to do with the VF and LCD is not possible. You can use either one or the other, but not both simultaneously.
post #64 of 231
Thanks: Did you test this on the X900M?

I almost sure that on SD900, VF and the LCD can work simultaneously.
post #65 of 231
I tested it with the TM900 and I could not get both to work simultaneously.
post #66 of 231
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Originally Posted by Urielp View Post

Thanks: Did you test this on the X900M?
I almost sure that on SD900, VF and the LCD can work simultaneously.
I have an X900M and the viewfinder and LCD will not both work simultaneously. If the LCD is open and you extend the viewfinder, the viewfinder will not come on. If the viewfinder is on and you open the LCD, the viewfinder turns off.
post #67 of 231
Hi all,
New to the forum and my new x900m.
I am having a bit of trouble down scaling my 1080 50p footage to SD PAL DVD.
I have access to Premier pro 5.5 & sony vegas 10.
My problem:
I have tried encoding from the timeline in both programs but don't seem to get the quality i was hoping, looks too pixelated as well as can't seem to keep the 16:9 aspect.
After burning to DVD to check the quality (as computer monitors have a square pixel) the 1st test made the movie small and had a black boarder around the whole thing, not just the tops or sides.
eg: on my 42" tv it only took up say 30"????
2nd and 3rd test using different settings and programs it made the image appear to be 4:3 as footage touches the top of the tv screen but had black boarder on the sides of the footage.

I also tried converting the footage using mt2 style programs to convert it to many different formats. Mainly being mpeg-2 as I am trying to get the footage to DVD.

Could someone please post some settings they have used to achieve the best possible quality and keeping full wide screen when down scaling to PAL DVD 720 x 576.

Thanks in advance.
post #68 of 231
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Originally Posted by TSS Music View Post

Hi all,
New to the forum and my new x900m.
I am having a bit of trouble down scaling my 1080 50p footage to SD PAL DVD.
1080p50/60 trips up a lot of software. Only the very latest versions support it as it was not considered a common format until it was included in version 2.0 of AVCHD. Both Premier and Vegas have newer versions out.

An $80 dollar solution is the very recent version 11 of Premier Elements. From what I read, it is the first Elements version to officially support 50/60p.

For a cheaper solution, have you tried the excellent HD Writer software that came with your camcorder? Panasonic made sure the camera would function in the TV, DVD and Blu-Ray world that they are heavily invested in.

Bill
Edited by bsprague - 10/21/12 at 9:07am
post #69 of 231
I get the same issue. I've not noticed dropped video frames, but there's a gap of between a quarter and half a second in the audio when it goes from one file to the next. Recording in highest quality 1080p/50 mode (it's a UK spec camcorder), so it happens about every 20 minutes. Footage being used in Vegas 9.
Edited by mspritch - 11/13/12 at 5:32pm
post #70 of 231
It may be worth keeping the project spec as 1920x1080 (so you're editing in full HD and avoiding all the shenanigans of trying to get stuff to fit properly) but choosing an SD output format when you actually render the completed footage.

If rendering for 25/30p instead of 50/60i you might also want to right-click each video clip, bring up the properties and choose "disable resample". Most of my stuff is done for YouTube so I end up discarding every other frame instead of trying to merge them together in 25p.
post #71 of 231
I am currently having the same issue with a pink screen in manual mode when white balancing? Any fix for this yet?
post #72 of 231
Hi All, also new to the forum.

My new Pana X900m has the 'iA' icon on the screen, but also outputs thru hdmi - making the cam unusable.
Can't toggle it off, and it doesn't time out.

I called support and they said their camera is doing the same thing.

Searched the net for answers - one mentioned toggling the ext. display on the remote control - doesn't help.

The Pana support person said it'll take up to 2 weeks for a higher-level support person to get back to me.

I desperately need the camera for another event shoot on Wednesday. If anyone knows how to fix this I'd really appreciate it.


Thanks, Steve
post #73 of 231
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Originally Posted by GeneAum View Post

Hi All, also new to the forum.
My new Pana X900m has the 'iA' icon on the screen, but also outputs thru hdmi - making the cam unusable.
Can't toggle it off, and it doesn't time out.
I called support and they said their camera is doing the same thing.
Searched the net for answers - one mentioned toggling the ext. display on the remote control - doesn't help.
The Pana support person said it'll take up to 2 weeks for a higher-level support person to get back to me.
I desperately need the camera for another event shoot on Wednesday. If anyone knows how to fix this I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks, Steve

Ext Display gets rid of it on my TM900. I have to push that button a few times for it to eliminate it if I recall correctly. It should be the same for the X900m, but maybe not.
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Originally Posted by Chic Scaparo View Post

I am currently having the same issue with a pink screen in manual mode when white balancing? Any fix for this yet?

Push the auto/manual button to clear it up quickly. Then set wb.
post #74 of 231
Just tried the multiple ext display, and auto/manual buttons quite a few times. still persistent.

will really have to push panasonic on this one for resolution.


Thanks, Steve
post #75 of 231
Hello All,

New here, to this thread, as I just /finally bought this cam last week. Thanks for the posts, so far, and in advance for the help I hope to get.

So the 32gb is better to get than the 64, if I read that correctly in an earlier post?

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Originally Posted by bsprague View Post

Not if you buy Adobe Premier Elements 10 for $60. It works on any platform.

Is it fairly easy to learn? Are there any other programs that are known, because I have a mac, too?
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Originally Posted by cm004d8137 View Post

There is a serious design fault on the Panasonic X900M in my opinion. There is a loss of video and more importantly audio when continuously recording more than say 45 minutes? The camcorder quite rightly splits the files into 4gig chunks BUT there are gaps between them with seriously missing frames. Panasonic refuse to acknowledge the problem even on a replacement X900M. Just wondered.if people were aware of this problem.mad.gif

Recorded my very first thing last night at my daughters choir program which ran over 45 mins. with no problems.
post #76 of 231
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Originally Posted by Bugler View Post

Hello All,
New here, to this thread, as I just /finally bought this cam last week. Thanks for the posts, so far, and in advance for the help I hope to get.
So the 32gb is better to get than the 64, if I read that correctly in an earlier post?
Is it fairly easy to learn? Are there any other programs that are known, because I have a mac, too?
Recorded my very first thing last night at my daughters choir program which ran over 45 mins. with no problems.

I use both 32 and 64 cards without any issues. Just insert the 64 card into the cam and format it on-board. Case solved. The card is SanDisk class 10
post #77 of 231
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Originally Posted by Bugler View Post

Is it fairly easy to learn? Are there any other programs that are known, because I have a mac, too?
Video editing is a unique process that challenges the brain. One of the best features of Adobe Premier Elements 11 is the wealth of training materiel. If you spend a few hours with the course at lynda.com you will see yourself as a master in short order. If you go at as a beginner in random fashion, all video editing software will be anything but easy to learn. Yes, Premier Elements 11 runs on a Mac. I think Adobe is the only editing software that makes versions to run on both PCs and Macs.

Bill
Edited by bsprague - 12/6/12 at 8:04pm
post #78 of 231
I'm evaluating camcorders and like what I see about the X900M, but cannot find one thing in the manual or on the WEB site.
Can you record and send simultaneously to the HDMI port OR bypass the memory and just send a live signal out the HDMI port?
I am thinking of joining the camcorder to a Blackmagic box or an Atomos box and recording directly into PRORES.
thanks for any input ...
post #79 of 231
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Originally Posted by theimage1 View Post

I'm evaluating camcorders and like what I see about the X900M, but cannot find one thing in the manual or on the WEB site.
Can you record and send simultaneously to the HDMI port OR bypass the memory and just send a live signal out the HDMI port?
I am thinking of joining the camcorder to a Blackmagic box or an Atomos box and recording directly into PRORES.
thanks for any input ...

Hi theimage1 - I have the X900's predecessor, the TM900. You can output clean (no icons) HDMI out from the TM900 by: a) setting "HDMI resolution" in the menu to "Auto" and b) setting the "Ext Display" button on the remote to "Off". Guessing that the X900 has the same capability, since it is essentially the same camera.

Hope this is helpful,

Bill
Hybrid Camera Revolution
post #80 of 231
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Originally Posted by skysi View Post

I use both 32 and 64 cards without any issues. Just insert the 64 card into the cam and format it on-board. Case solved. The card is SanDisk class 10

Quote:
Originally Posted by bsprague View Post

Video editing is a unique process that challenges the brain. One of the best features of Adobe Premier Elements 11 is the wealth of training materiel. If you spend a few hours with the course at lynda.com you will see yourself as a master in short order. If you go at as a beginner in random fashion, all video editing software will be anything but easy to learn. Yes, Premier Elements 11 runs on a Mac. I think Adobe is the only editing software that makes versions to run on both PCs and Macs.
Bill

Thanks to both of you! I'll check each out.
post #81 of 231
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Originally Posted by brunerww View Post

Hi theimage1 - I have the X900's predecessor, the TM900. You can output clean (no icons) HDMI out from the TM900 by: a) setting "HDMI resolution" in the menu to "Auto"

Maybe GenAum from the post above should try this as well. He states he can't get a clean HDMI out from the X900.
post #82 of 231
Wow, looks like pana have stuffed up here. Your stuck with the mnl/ iA icon on the screen. Switching hdmi out to auto doesn't help.
post #83 of 231
Woops, sorry, I'm the one that stuffed up - another setting was not quoted in the previous post.
The ext display button on the remote does the trick. It cycles through 3 settings with each press - all icons and menus or MNL/iA icon only or no icons [clean signal]
Hdmi out can be set to whatever you want - makes no diffrence.

Page 108 of the manual
Edited by HD pixels - 12/9/12 at 9:06pm
post #84 of 231
Does your camera rattle a bit when shaken along the lens axis when switched off, less so when switched on and in playback mode and barely at all when in record mode?
post #85 of 231
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Originally Posted by HD pixels View Post

Does your camera rattle a bit when shaken along the lens axis when switched off, less so when switched on and in playback mode and barely at all when in record mode?

Yes! I jus gave it the shake and it did what you said!?!?!
post #86 of 231
That rattle should be the optical image stabilization when camera is off - it happens in other brands as well and is normal.
post #87 of 231
Thread Starter 
Note, don't shake the camera too hard when it's off. It's the stabilization system making that rattling sound.
post #88 of 231
Does anybody know where to get a lens cover for X900. I tried to google it to no avail. Thanks.
post #89 of 231
Thanks for the replies crew, I was fairly certain it was normal and part of the ois system. Just wanted to make sure.
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Originally Posted by skysi View Post

Does anybody know where to get a lens cover for X900. I tried to google it to no avail. Thanks.
One temp. workaround until something is available, is to screw a ND filter onto it, which may also prove handy for bright sunny scenes.
I've got a UVc filter on mine, it's a standard 49mm thread. Better than nothing. They're not cheap though!
post #90 of 231
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Originally Posted by skysi View Post

Does anybody know where to get a lens cover for X900. I tried to google it to no avail. Thanks.

i used camera uv lens protector+ lens cap for my sony xr550.

http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Inner-pinch-Cover-Keeper/dp/B002KEYYCE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355217678&sr=8-2&keywords=lens+cap+49mm
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