OK, I'm new to video and HD. I have the above camera from which I downloaded my videos. I accidentally deleted one of the folders of videos; I have managed to recover the AVCHD files, and for each, there is a CPI, VPL and MPL file (I don't what these are!), however, when I open the Panasonic editing software, it does not recognise there being any video in the folder I have restored my video to. I can, however, play the videos on Windows Media Player/ Movie Maker, but the problem is, the video consists of just the first 'scene' and I cannot therefore view the whole video.
I've checked some other video's that I downloaded from my camera, and the same thing happens. I've also checked these folders and the 'assosciated files are a different extension- a CONT, ISS and TMB file.