I suppose what I'm really saying is that "I just never bother to find out what the bundled software is like" - which might not be the intelligent thing to doThanks Bill. Agree with you on Lightroom. I was wondering whether there was anything special about the Pany software. For example, Olympus software has the ability to covert RAW files to emulate in-camera JPGs pretty much pefectly.
I'm with Bill here while Silkypix is Ok for RAW for occasional use and theone consideration is the amount of time that you have to invest in learning software that comes with each camera, because of this I have found that it is better to stick to one application and use/follow that - before LightRoom it would have been Elements or the CS suite.
I find Lightroom fantastic; it is quick, comprehensive and very powerful - it is the best and most useful (application) that I have ever used.
TC, Windows Live Movie Maker should be able to import AVCHD and Windows 7 already had the codec to play the file.Because windows movie maker, facebook, and youtube don't like it.
I am using Premiere Pro CS5. So far, I just copy the whole file structure of AVCHD from the card because I don't know what all of those files are for. It works, but it's rather cumbersome. PhotoFUNstudio I noticed only pulls only the mts file from the card plus it adds its own file. That would be neater, but I haven't tested whether that's sufficient for other programs.Because windows movie maker, facebook, and youtube don't like it.
What software/codec plugins are you running?