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G3 Pausing & editing questions

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by f8andbethere, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Mu-43 Regular

    I just started using my new-to-me G3. I set the video to iA and let her rip. I am impressed with the quality. Is it possible to pause the recording and then resume? Which then brings me to the editing question. Can I cut out portions of the video? Also, if I cannot pause during recording, can I merge two videos into one?

    I remember years ago when I could take my 8mm movie camera and do some cutting and splicing during the editing process. Is there some software that can perform these functions?
     
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
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    Yes, any video software will do this easily. Windows Movie Maker is easy to use and free, but not very powerful. Adobe Premier is very powerful, but easy to get lost in all the options.
     
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  3. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Adobe also sells a downscale version of Premiere called Premiere Elements, often found bundled with Photoshop Elements, an excellent photo editor and so-so organizing tool.
     
  4. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Mu-43 Regular

    I have Elements 9, but I don't think it does much in the way of video editing does it?
     
  5. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are two different products. Photoshop Elements is for stills; Premiere Elements is for videos.

    I'm guessing you have Photoshop Elements 9....?
     
  6. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Mu-43 Regular

    I misspoke. I actually have PSE9 as well as Premier Elements 7, and so I should be good to go.
     
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  7. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Looks like you're ready to get into videography!! :smile:

    p.s. There's an excellent forum to handle your Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements questions at www.elementsvillage.com. Very welcoming group - much like this one!
     
  8. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks, I can see where the video might come in handy. Do you know if the G3 allows one to pause the video and temporarily stop the recording?
     
  9. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I really don't know, but I think it's simply begin and end for each clip. Then in post-processing you can link the individual clips.

    p.s. Just checked the manual. Only references to "pause" are in segments on playback.
     
  10. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Mu-43 Regular

    Yep, that's the only "pause" reference I could find. Now that I know that I can "splice" them together in post that will be a big help. I'll have to practice that.
     
  11. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Yes, the splices will wind up being smooth transitions, fades, etc. when you learn the basics. Have fun!!
     
  12. MartinOcando

    MartinOcando Mu-43 Regular

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    Remember that this is not a tape camcorder, in which you needed to keep the tape spooled around the head to have seamless pauses, or to quickly resume recording. Simply stop the clip, and start another when you are ready. Then join them together in PP as mentioned.