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Edit Camcorder Videos from NAS as Thanksgiving Movies and Share via DLNA

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I like traveling around, and take most of the holidays travelling. I should say I love San Francisco, the most European city in the U.S., and my family live in San Francisco. In order to save travel memory, I got Panasonic HDC-TM700K last year for shooting videos. I used it for my trip to Loas, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and China. I then spent the holidays to Venice, Barcelona and Paris in year.



The film quality from TM700 is pretty good with 1080/60p at 28Mbps, and got some videos in this kind of AVCHD format. But the battery life will be shortened when using 1080p filming. So I also use the HG mode with 1080/60i when battery is limited.

edit video for thanksgiving


My younger sisters and brother will come to my house on Thanksgiving Day. They all live in different cities (Seattle, Los Angeles and Phoenix), and would stay for a night. To give them a big surprise, and find this Thanksgiving different, I would like to show them my travelling video collections as Thanksgiving movies. Voila, a good idea to keep my nephews and nieces from running through the house. They can watch Thanksgiving videos in their rooms with their iPhone, iPad, and DLNA certified TV in the living room, or even PC according to their choices.


Now my home network, DLNA certified TV and Synology NAS work the great benefits. If you have no idea about setting up media server or streaming wireless throughout the house, you may be interested in topic about how to setup DLNA for Windows 7 and PS3, or how to setup DLNA certified HDTV to PC. If you have Western Digital TV, or other media player, the process is similar. It is also possible to make thanksgiving videos available to the WDTV using DLNA software running on Mac.
make thanksgiving video


Not all video editing software support the 1080/60p AVCHD footage from camcorders like Panasonic TM700, and I store all the videos to my 2TB Synology NAS. With Final Mate as the native 1080p AVCHD joiner and editor for both Windows and Mac, it is easy to cut the unwanted parts from the clips and make thanksgiving video.


Below are the simple steps about editing videos for thanksgiving presentation. Here I take Final Mate Window as an example, and it works the same way in Final Mate for Mac.


As I mentioned before, I have most recorded videos on NAS, and Final Mate makes it easy to access the footage. Just go to the Resource tab, click the "Add A Path" button to browse the folder on NAS with the videos. If you have videos on camcorder, the native AVCHD editor will also capture videos when camcorder connected to computer.
thanksgiving video dlna


After adding files to the Movies tab, make sure you have the output option as conversion type. The conversion is to make all the devices including HDTV, WDTV, Motorola Droid X, iPhone can access the videos. And the default MP4 is good. If you would like higher quality, just click the Set parameters button under the MP4 icon.
thanksgiving video to wdtv


To edit AVCHD videos frame by frame:
You may notice the editing section with frame controller and timeline. Play the video and pause at the time you want to remove the unwanted part. You can click on the frame controller to adjust the frame in milliseconds. When it get to the frame as start or ending in the preview window, just click the Cut button, and then delete the unwanted segment.

After editing and conversion, put the movies to video library on Windows 7 or copy to NAS for sharing Thanksgiving video via DLNA.


If you do not want to put disc to DVD or Blu-ray player, you can rip DVD movies with Aunsoft DVD Ripper and convert Blu-ray movies with Aunsoft Blu-ray Ripper for watching Thanksgiving movies on NAS via DLNA.



1. You can get both Windows and Mac version of Final Mate at discounted price as cross-platform bundle.

2. Welcome to have a look at Aunsoft Thanksgiving 2011 special offer to get discounts for purchase with Final Mate + DVD Ripper, or Final Mate + Blu-ray Ripper.

3. If you have videos in different formats like .avi, .mp4, .mov, .m2t, .ts, .tp, .tivo, Aunsoft Video Converter would help you make the videos playable on DLNA-compliant devices.

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