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30-Jul-2012, 07:50 PM #1
Question HD Videos from Camera to PC
Hi,

I am trying to copy some HD videos from my girlfriend's Panasonic DMC-S1 to my Windows 7 machine. The movies play fine on her camera, but when I plug the camera into the PC they are only read a .jpg files. Manual conversion (i.e. changing the extension to .MOV or .AVI, etc.) doesn't help, and I have tried downloading codecs (MS camera codes; MJPEG codecs). The problem seems to be with how Windows 7 reads the files, but I am unsure. Is there any appropriate software or advice anyone can recommend?

Thanks!

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07-Aug-2012, 09:03 AM #2
You only need codecs for creating, converting or playing video files, not for simply copying them from one location to another.

If you are attaching the camera to your PC, I think you need to install the Windows driver software supplied with the camera (or downloadable from Panasonic's support website).

Alternatively, if the videos are on a removable memory card, buy a card reader, plug it into your PC, then put the memory card into the reader.
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