I have a Sony DSC-T500 camera that also shoots HD video in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. Last week I bought a Panasonic HD television TC-P50G10 that has an auxillary SD card input. The pupose is to view your JPEG stills of MPEG-2 videos on the TV. I bought a new 8GB SD card and plugged it into the face of my PC (SD card input). I placed several JPEG stills and a few MPEG-4 videos on the card. When I place the card in the TV slot the JPEGS look great. However it says there are no videos on the SD card. I think the problem is that the Panasonic TV manual says it is expecting AVCHD MPEG-2 is the supported format. I have Adobe PE on my PC. Can someone tell me if I can use this tool to convert the MPEG-4 videos to MPEG-2? What is the best way to go about this? Thanks!
Premiere Elements is a very nice video editor -- and a lousy video converter, especially for those pocket cams that shoot in MPG4s.
See if one of these programs will do what you need.
However it says there are no videos on the SD card. I think the problem is that the Panasonic TV manual says it is expecting AVCHD MPEG-2 is the supported format.
I had the reverse situation. Recordings from my Panasonic TV to the SD card would not play back on my PC. Eventually I found a post on a Panasonic forum that contained a link to the codec my TV was using and, after installing it, I could read those SD videos on my PC. I wonder if that codec is also needed for encoding from the PC to view on the TV. Unfortunately I can't immediately lay my hands on the link I found.
It may be worth your while flagging this question to Panasonic Support.
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