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Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by gpsman, Jan 26, 2009.

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    gpsman Guest

    gpsman, Jan 26, 2009
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    gpsman Guest

    <browser fart>


    gpsman, Jan 26, 2009
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    RickMerrill Guest

    .... or that feature will stop working.
    I suppose it's trying to save you from
    shooting yourself in the foot.

    However, if transfers have stopped, you should
    be able to power down - PERHAPS by first telling the
    camcorder to DISCONNECT, then power off.
    RickMerrill, Jan 26, 2009
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    gpsman Guest

    I guess there are those people unable to deduce that disconnecting or
    powering down might interrupt operation/s, but I suspect most of those
    can't or don't read.
    No, it means what it says, and implies; all functions are disabled.

    (So I downloaded the manual, adding another 5 minutes to those I've

    That leaves shutting down the PC to disconnect. I suppose, had I not
    used AC power, I could've just let the battery run down. Not a big
    deal, really, but Geebus...

    If it was my footage I'd have just yanked the USB from the POS to see
    what happened.

    Now I have 5G in 300-some lovely .mod files to research what I can do
    with <rolls eyes>... didn't see that coming.

    Maybe I'll just tell him I was wrong, I couldn't dl it.
    gpsman, Jan 26, 2009
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    RickMerrill Guest

    Windows will go 'boing' (approx).

    That's what I do with that camcorder.

    Select 'em all and drop 'em on a CD?
    RickMerrill, Jan 26, 2009
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    gpsman Guest

    Not on my machines. They can boing internally all they want, I don't
    want to hear it.
    That's what I ended up dooding with with this one, with my own
    footage. No issues.
    DVD/s. 8 point something GB, it turns out.

    But I guess I implied they'd be viewable on something.

    Turns out I can just change the x to .mpg or .avi and WMP plays.

    PP 2.0 went crazy on the .mpg, but appears to accept the .avi.

    (I am NOT editing this zoom/pan crap, but I will offer some shooting
    suggestions, and let them roll in their own vomit on this one as
    incentive to listen.)
    gpsman, Jan 27, 2009
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    gpsman Guest

    The hilarity seems to have no end.

    The "client" brings me the software bundled with the camera, one disk
    titled: "Digital Video Solutions Disk v30.0".

    I open the manual to find- "What is Digital Video Software?"

    Well, I think I could hazard a pretty fair guess, but I read on in the
    hope of finding an app to do something with the .mod files, perhaps
    even author a DVD... or something.

    <q> Digital Video Software allows you to download still images you
    recorded with the camcorder to a computer and manage, print, and edit

    ZoomBrowser EX
    • Viewing still images as thumbnails
    • Managing by shooting date folders with still images
    • Categorizing, organizing, and searching large volumes of still
    • Printing still images
    • Editing still images
    • Changing the data for still images and save them as new files
    • Attaching still images to e-mail
    • Viewing still images in a slide show
    • Adding sound to a still image

    • Downloading still images to your computer
    • Viewing still images directly from the camcorder, without
    downloading them
    • Printing still images directly from the camcorder, without
    downloading them to the computer

    TWAIN Driver (Windows 2000 only)
    • Driver software that enables you to download still images to a
    computer. </q>

    I find it surprising that a company such as Canon is apparently
    completely unaware that still images are not video.

    Maybe it's me...
    gpsman, Jan 28, 2009
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