Hope someone will find time to answer some very basic queries about storage, download, editing and playback. I've never been much into video - when I do with LX3, usually play back on HD TV with component lead and then delete. Generally not found 5D2 video easy to use, but that's another matter. I will be getting GH2/14-140 + 20mm soon and intend to use video more, but at current time only for personal use. So here are my questions.
1. 5D2 has HDMI, GH2 had mini HDMI, LX3 has component out. I take it these all need separate leads, not one lead with adaptors to play straight onto TV?
2. My preferred mode of playback is onto HD TV rather than on computer (with 5D2 I've been restricted to playing back in zoombrowser). Presumably, once downloaded from card, only way to play on TV is converted file burnt onto DVD?
3. I know nothing of recording formats for video. All I want to do is minimum necessary to get movie clips onto DVD, so that I can play on HDTV or on computer in Quicktime/Windows Media Player. Editing will be probably limited to cutting/splicing (yes I remember clockwork 8mm!) and adding soundtrack. So 5D2 and Panny use different recording formats - is there one (not expensive!) Windows software package that will convert output from both? (Does Premiere Elemsnts 9 do the job - what about Ulead Studio 11?)
4. When I've downloaded 5D2 movie files onto Jobo Giga One portable HD, laptop doesn't recognise those files. Is this just an issue of old portable storage medium?