Cannot import movie clips from JVC hard disk camcorder


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Guest

I have invested in a JVC MG20 hard disk camcorder. It creates video clips in
pairs of files with the extension MOD and MOI. The camera users guide says
that the camera records in MPEG2 format compliant with the SD-VIDEO format.
Of course when I use Windows Movie Maker it knows nothing about these file
extensions. I emailed JVC and they said the MOD is a new file format.

Can anyone advise if (1) they know about these MOD files and (2) how can I
import them into WMM? Many thanks. Chickoo.
 
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Guest

This may be stupid, but how do I change the file to mpg? I tried renaming it
movie1.mpg, but it didnt work. It is now seen as "movie1.mpg.mod". What do
i do to import these files into MSMM?
 
J

John Inzer

Karina said:
This may be stupid, but how do I change the file to mpg? I tried
renaming it movie1.mpg, but it didnt work. It is now seen as
"movie1.mpg.mod". What do i do to import these files into MSMM?
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Maybe these articles will offer some ideas:

Movie Maker 2 -
Importing Video from Discs
http://tinyurl.com/n3g2b

Editing video from a dvd
camcorder
http://tinyurl.com/rdo3k

Movie Maker 2 -
Importing MPEG Files
http://tinyurl.com/eajjh

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John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

Digital Image
Highlights and FAQs
http://tinyurl.com/aczzp

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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BetteBoop

PapaJohn,
I've tried reading your website instructions, but am SO confused! Do I have
to download another application?
I have tried changing the format from .MOD to .MPG, but get the same "codec
not installed". I also tried renaming it to .MPEG and that didn't work
either.
PLEASE help me, in SIMPLE terms, how to get my .MOD to work with Movie Maker.
Thanks in advance!
 
P

PapaJohn

For MOD files, start with my website's Import Movie Source Files > Video >
MOD page.

which covers coping the MOD files from your camcorder to your hard drive and
renaming them to .MPG.... then use the Import Movie Source Files > Video >
MPEG page.

You'lll need to convert the files to AVI. I use VirtualDubMPEG2 with the
Panasonic DV codec. You would need to download and install both if you don't
already have them.

VirtualDub, VirtualDubMod and VirtualDubMPEG2 all look and work similarly so
my newsletter #50 will help you through the conversion steps.
 
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BetteBoop

Thanks Papa...I'll check it tomorrow!

PapaJohn said:
For MOD files, start with my website's Import Movie Source Files > Video >
MOD page.

which covers coping the MOD files from your camcorder to your hard drive and
renaming them to .MPG.... then use the Import Movie Source Files > Video >
MPEG page.

You'lll need to convert the files to AVI. I use VirtualDubMPEG2 with the
Panasonic DV codec. You would need to download and install both if you don't
already have them.

VirtualDub, VirtualDubMod and VirtualDubMPEG2 all look and work similarly so
my newsletter #50 will help you through the conversion steps.
 
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darcy

Thank you very much Papa for this info and I have read your web page which I
have tried without success. I just cannot work out how to change file
extensiions.

I have a new laptop Sony Vio, with Windows 7. I have also installed Movie
Maker 2, which has worked very successfully with clips imported from my old
Canon camcorder .

I have now replaced my much used Canon camcorder with a JVC GH-HD300BEK
full HD. File extension reads .mts. WMM will not allow me to import clips.

I can import and play clips in Windows Live Movie ..which is an absolutely
USELESS programme for making movies. Windows Media Player will also play the
files. The most important programme Windows Movie Maker 2, will not import
or play clips ?

Could you please advise how I can get over this problem Please?…Are there
some codec’s I might download from Microsoft?

Many thanks……………………..Darcy
 
V

Volunteer J

darcy said:
Thank you very much Papa for this info and I have read your web page
which I have tried without success. I just cannot work out how to
change file extensiions.

I have a new laptop Sony Vio, with Windows 7. I have also installed
Movie Maker 2, which has worked very successfully with clips imported
from my old Canon camcorder .

I have now replaced my much used Canon camcorder with a JVC
GH-HD300BEK full HD. File extension reads .mts. WMM will not allow me
to import clips.

I can import and play clips in Windows Live Movie ..which is an
absolutely USELESS programme for making movies. Windows Media Player
will also play the files. The most important programme Windows Movie
Maker 2, will not import or play clips ?

Could you please advise how I can get over this problem Please?.Are
there some codec's I might download from Microsoft?

Many thanks..........Darcy
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I'm not PapaJohn but if you want to import .mts files into
Movie Maker 2 you need to convert them to a compatible
format. .WMV or .DV-AVI.

Have you read the following article:

Movie Maker - Importing AVCHD Files
http://www.papajohn.org/MM2-Importing-Video-AVCHD.html

--

Volunteer J - MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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MOD file format is used by various digital camcorder models (JVC Everio, Panasonic and Canon) to save their videos. These MOD files are often accompanied with small .MOI files which contain the videos' time-stamp information. MOD format is simply a MPEG-2 formatted video file, and if you simply wish to view the files on your computer, it is reportedly safe to rename the extension from MOD to MPG or AVI.

The best is using a MOD converter.Pavtube MOD converter has lived up to or exceeded my expectations. I really liked how your trial version provided full access to the functions of the software. It allowed me to test the conversion quality. I knew without a doubt that your software will work for me, so I was not hesitant to purchase it at all.
http://www.pavtube.com/mod-converter/
 
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