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I recently bought a TZ80 camera and have recorded videos on

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I recently bought a TZ80 camera and have recorded videos on the camera but when I import them to my computer they are a still photo. I have the settings on P and press the red record button at start and end
Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of the appliance? And has it done this before?
Customer: Lumix Panasonic tz80 and it is a new camera, I am not in any way an expert
Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: depends opn how difficult it is
Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I use Picasa 3 as my photo system
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have just tried a couple more videos they are on the memory card but are not being imported to picasa or Windows10. I have tried both in P and iA

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I still need help, I recently suffered a minor stroke so my attention span is quite short, It is clear that the camera is acting as a video as I can watch it on the camera screen, the problem occurs when I try to transfer this to a computer. If you come up with a solution i will need a simple step by step guide as my computer skills are quite limited as well.
Thanks Brian

What is the file extension of the photos when you put them on your computer? Are you able to play the videos on the camera, or are they stills on the camera?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
On the file extension they sit in pictures and in Pacasa, is this what you mean, The videos can still be watched on the camera.
If I call what time is best?

The file extension tells me what type of file it is. It will be the last three letters after the . in the name. It will be .jpg, .mpg, .mp4, or something like that. On your computer, right click the file and select properties. This will show you the file extension, tell me that, and also how big the file is.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.

Ok, that is a picture file. If it plays on the camera, it's reading a different file. Look for an .mp4 file in your camera. Look in Windows Explorer, it will be in the DCIM folder.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thanks for your help, A local expert is coming round on Friday to help as My technical knowledge fall short on these occasions.