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TZ7 ZS3 AVCHD Lite format is great to work with

Started Feb 24, 2009 | Discussions thread
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TZ7 ZS3 AVCHD Lite format is great to work with
Feb 24, 2009

Some good news.

I downloaded a TZ7 sample AVCHD cilp (Japan) and it does work fine, in fact the same as 1080i/p 30p video, but it is faster to work with, even being 59.9 fps.
You can easily use existing AVCHD conversion/editing tools on it.

Now, about IQ of the clip: fluid (to be expected) and better sound, but resolution is, at best!, comparable with the LX3/D-LUX 4 MJPEG quality.

My own D LUX 4 clips are IMHO better, resolutionwise, than the TZ7/ZS3 clip I saw (but one TZ7 clips doesn't say it all of course).

My preliminary conclusion: panasonic has a (new movie) winner, at least as far as my expectations for the TZ7 go. AVCHD is already not the easiest format the work with and I am glad that it seems that no additional compatibility problems were introduced.

I hope this 720p AVCHD Lite format will be one of the (hopefully several) formats to choose from with the (coming?) G HD.

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