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I bought a Panasonic HC-V550 digital camcorder late last year

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I bought a Panasonic HC-V550 digital camcorder late last year (within last 12 months). I took some recordings no problem onto the Class 10 storage disc. I copied the videos taken onto my computer using the HD WRITER LE 2.1 software disc supplied with the camera. Unfortunately I now find my computer is not powerful enough to enable me to edit the transfered video. The files I copied over are now still sitting on my computer. I have checked the camcorder operating manual and it suggests that you can only copy video files once.
I am looking to buy a new computer to do the video editing, but the camcorder is now telling me that there are no video files on the storage disc for me to transfer onto the computer, however the video recordings are still on the camcorder as I can watch them on playback through the camera.
Three questions :
1. What spec for a computer do you recommend for video editing ?
2. Which video editing software do you recommend I should purchase, or can I video edit using the HD WRITER LE 2.1 software provided ?
3. How can I resolve the problem of not being able to re-copy/ re-transfer the current video files held on the storage disc onto any new computer that I buy?
Be grateful for any help /advice you can offer.
Thanks,
Gary Mortimer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is***** look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem.
Most newer computers should be fine for video editing, however you want as much RAM as you can get.
The less RAM you have the slower it will be when processing video and changes.
You should be able to transfer the videos from your computer to yourself using your email, or something like google drive you will not be able to transfer it from the camera again as it was deleted.
Most newer versions of windows come with video editing software called windows video maker.
If you prefer a paid software final cut pro is probably the best you can find right now.
If you have any questions at all reply and let me know. If not please don’t forget to leave a positive rating for my help - it is greatly appreciated. Please note you are rating me only not this site or your Panasonic.
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