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Panasonic TZ27 AVCHD

glyn3 4 4
17 Apr 2013 10:32AM
Hi can anyone out their please help me.

I've tried Panasonic UK support team, but..........
The problem is that the film clips (about 90 seconds is 316 size) are very large and cannot be attached to an email. Converting to MPA using the Panasonic PhotofunStudio actually increases the size of the file.
How can we make these film clips email friendly???
Any ideas, as the wifes going off her Christmas present as she cant send film clips of her grandson on to family and fiends

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duratorque 14 426 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 10:52AM
Do a search on Freemake Video Convertor. It is free.
rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 12:10PM
Try using Dropbox.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
17 Apr 2013 2:31PM
Try using Movie Maker, bundled free with Windows 7 and available as a download for other MS OS's, this will compress files down to a reasonable size to email, short of this as Roger quotes above use Dropbox
glyn3 4 4
17 Apr 2013 2:49PM
Thanks Roger and Ade.
I guess Dropbox is one of those cloud based places, and really I don't want to go down that route.
I have already used 'Any Video Converter', which reduced the 90 second clip down to 14MB.
It took 10 mins to download to email and when I sent it to my other email account, I couldn't open it.
Something about it needed files attached.
I'll try it again and make a note of the exact wording.
Thanks for the input so far.
But am I the only one having problems with the size of AVCHD files??
duratorque 14 426 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 3:09PM
AVCHD is a HD compression format. Yes, HD video files are not designed for email. 14MB video files is small enough for attaching to emails, you should not have any problems.

In the long term, emailing video files is not efficient for you or the receivers. You should consider uploading to facebook, youtube or Vimeo account, but set up privacy settings to control who can see them. This way you can share with who you want and only have to upload once and the video can be seen in HD.
glyn3 4 4
17 Apr 2013 6:26PM
Thanks duratorque,
I would have thought 14MB shouldn't be a problem......but it seems that the email arrives at the recipients address, but they cant open it....
stating that some associated files are missing!
Think I read somewhere in the TZ manual that I have the option to film in HD or basic???? If so, and I'm not sure, I will have to take a giant step backwards and turn off the HD.
Trying desperately to keep control of my photos and film clips and not take the cloud route.
I dont think I would have bought the Panasonic if I knew this before the purchase!!
duratorque 14 426 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 10:08AM
I don't think Panasonic is at fault. All HD video recording will give you large files. I personally will not record in standard definition video when HD is available to me. I just convert afterward.

Some ISP impose email size limit and you may fine even 14MB is too big for your ISP. You can always upload to Dropbox and share file with who you want. Not sure why you do not want to use cloud storage, but it is the easiest way to share large files.
glyn3 4 4
18 Apr 2013 1:56PM
Thanks again duratorue,
But call me old fashion, but I wanted a choice, and for me to choice my preference.
It seems that with this Panasonic I dont have a choice.
My ISP allows 25MB, so it should take the AVCHD converted to MPA 14MB......I really dont know!
When you 'convert afterwards' what size file do you achieve?
Thanks for all your input
glyn3 4 4
18 Apr 2013 4:28PM
Just tried to open the 14.7MB attachment and it says.....
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel"

I've got no idea what that means and definitely did not have this pulaver with the wonderful old FUJI

Any thoughts??
Carabosse 14 41.0k 269 England
18 Apr 2013 5:37PM
I wouldn't bother trying to email it. Just upload it to YouTube (as an 'Unlisted' video) and give whoever wants it the link.

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