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Old Jul 5, 2005, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hi everyone!

I found a previous topic when searching the forums, but unfortunately, it looks like the problem went unsolved last time!

I am running WinXP Home and have an FZ20... I used the movie mode tonight and when trying to transfer the files, I can only see the photos I took along with small JPEG thumbnails of each movie I took....but no actual movie file!

I tried my usual method (plugging in the camera with the cable, copying from camera folder to new folder on hard drive), Photo Impression, PhotoBase. Nothing!

Any ideas?

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Right click on the thumbnail and select "Open with". Select Windows Media Player.

If you can't play them by just left clicking on the file my best guess is that something captured the file association.

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Hi slipe! Thanks for the reply!

I tried your "open with" method. It just plays the jpeg thumbnail in Windows Media player, not the movie.

Any other ideas? THANKS!
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Old Jul 5, 2005, 2:19 AM   #4
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The FZ20 saves those video files as Quicktime (***.MOV) format files which cannot be played by the Windows media player.
you need to install the Quicktime player , otherwise those files wouldn't be recognized by windows.
you can download it here:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html

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Old Jul 5, 2005, 6:22 PM   #5
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Amiriquai... good point! However, the .mov files don't show up in the folder.

Any ideas?

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Did you download everything from both the 100 PANA and 101 PANA folders? I'm guessing it might be the same as my FZ10 and store them in a different folder from the pictures.

With the folder open go View>Details. What is the file extension for whatever you have there to represent the movie? What is the file size?

I'm embarrassed. I made a couple movies with my FZ10 when I first got it and indeed did have to play them in Quicktime. They were also in a different folder unlike my other cameras. 320 X 240 movies from my other cameras were sufficiently useless that I didn't use them much. Quicktime made it worse and I didn't bother with FZ10 movies anymore.


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Amiriquai... good point! However, the .mov files don't show up in the folder.

If you do not have Quicktime installed the computer does not know how to list the movie.

If you do have it installed do a search for all mov files *.mov
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Old Jul 5, 2005, 10:41 PM   #8
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HI again!

I do have quicktime installed. No help. There is no movie file to be found when the camera is opened in explorer view (my computer)

I'm guessing this is something in XP that isn't set right (like its recognizing the camera as a still photo camera and not a "drive")

I'm guessing a flash card reader would solve this (been thinking about one for awhile) But theres no reason I shouldnt be able to get my movies from my fz20 off of my camera with the supplied cable...

All the help so far is appreciated -- we'll get this!!!


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Old Jul 6, 2005, 8:39 AM   #9
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I wonder if you formatted the card and then took one pretty long movie.

then looked at the card in explorer and see if the size is enough to be including the movie.

then open theDCIM folder to see if you can see it.

There should be 2 files ..a thumbnail (maybe 50 kbs and the much larger movie.)

The file association must be wrong with the movie.

But indeed you should get a USB2 card reader..there are many under 15 bucks.

But it may not fix that problem.
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Old Jul 6, 2005, 9:42 AM   #10
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Just offering one small chance possibility - are you sure you have the movies on the camera? can you preview them? I realize it may seem like a dumb question, but there was a time when I thought I should have transferred some files only to discover they were not on the card!
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