playing .MOD files from GZ-MC200 camera on mac

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Use Visual Hub to convert the files to any format desired, with no quality loss & it’s super fast. Unlike the previous solutions you don’t lose the audio either. Hope this helps someone that ran into this issue like i did.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/visualhub.html

GARY RUSH

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i have a panasonic sdr h200 camcorder, and its a hard drive camera, and i found that when filming in 16:9 then when you change the extension to .m2v or mpg or whaatever, it loses the aspect ratio and ends up 'squished' into 4:3 ratio....i’m not sure what to do?

can someone email me at 'toad_pecker@hotmail.com'

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This is about burning DVD movies of .MOD files...

I’ve found that using Toast 7 Titanium on a Mac Powerbook (G4 1.33 GHz, 1.25GB RAM) to burn ".MOD” files from my JVC Everio GZ-MC100 4GB microdrive camcorder is very easy - the best solution yet that I’ve found for authoring DVD’s for friends and family.

The Everio records to MPEG-2 format, which is the same format used for DVD movies. Since the recorded format is the same as the final format, I’ve been looking for a solution that didn’t require conversion of the files. Toast 7 Titanium works great in this regard. Note that my previous version, Toast 6 Titanium, did not, as it wanted to convert the files even though no conversion should be necessary.

Note that it is not necessary to rename the file extensions - many solutions require renaming the ".MOD” extension to something else, but I’ve been using the .MOD extension with no problems here. reply

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Thank you Gary! It is the best convesion I tried till now for converting .tod files.

Sorry for the late answer due to my trip to Nigeria.

Kuki

Rush Videos wrote:
Use Visual Hub to convert the files to any format desired, with no quality loss & it’s super fast. Unlike the previous solutions you don’t lose the audio either. Hope this helps someone that ran into this issue like i did.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/visualhub.html

GARY RUSH

Rush Videos
126 1st Ave. West
Alabaster, AL. 35007
(205) 621-3787
http://www.rushvideos.com

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I have tried using ffmpeg to convert .MOD files; it worked pretty fast. Does anyone know the software can convert a bunch of files in one time? I recorded about 7 hours long videos over the summer, and it’s painful to import individual file over and over again. Thank you so much reply

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Wow, so many helpfull posts, sadly, i still can’t get the files to work properly on my MAC.

First i tried renaming them to m2v. VLC will play them but with an audio glitch.

Then i tried getting ffmpegX , got it convert them to .mov files, then when i tried playing with quicktime, i got the same audio glitch from before !!, i tried modifying the audio settings, like trying ac3, bu then there would be no audio at all.

Last, i got MPEG Streamclip, same procedure, converted them, then when i tried to play them, same @%@#!@ audio glitch again.

What can i do ???

And i know they are fine because there’s no audio glitch when played on my PC. reply

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Just to add to my last post, I just tried with the Toast Titanium suggestion and still, got that ugly audio glitch.

Any more ideas ? reply

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I figured it out PERFECTLY!!!
After playing with DropDV (and the green line) and after paying for the mpeg-2 codec from Apple and having no sound!!
Simply drop all of your .MOD files into Toast Titanium 8
click on 'Video' - 'DVD Video' Now, make sure all the .MOD files in Toast are selected, then in the 'Disk' menu click “Export Video” then simply select where you want to save them and Toast will convert ALL of the selected files into .DV files which are usable in iMovie and iDVD

and believe it or not, you’ll have sound, and no green line!!!!

Hope that helps!

Jeff reply

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I figured it out PERFECTLY!!!
After playing with DropDV (and the green line) and after paying for the mpeg-2 codec from Apple and having no sound!!
Simply drop all of your .MOD files into Toast Titanium 8
click on 'Video' - 'DVD Video' Now, make sure all the .MOD files in Toast are selected, then in the 'Disk' menu click “Export Video” then simply select where you want to save them and Toast will convert ALL of the selected files into .DV files which are usable in iMovie and iDVD

and believe it or not, you’ll have sound, and no green line!!!!

Hope that helps!

Jeff reply

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Hooking up the Everio to a Mac with iMovie '08, it picked up the movies and imported them with no issues. Saw the camera automatically, and just imported the movies. reply

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You can find a very good software that will do the trick at iverio.alwaysdata.net

It copis, converts, renames, redates and much more all the .mod files from your camcorder to your mac.

Have a try it s worth... reply

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This is not just a JVC problem... it’s truly an embarassment that the supposedly “AV-Pro’s Choice” Mac OSX seems completely unable to deal with the MPG2 format without insane workarounds like those listed on these pages. Whatever happened to “Macs Just Work?" reply

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I too own a JVC with MOD files.
I know that Toast 7 can add these files into their screen’s Video Tab.
But from there I don’t know how to merge several shootings that belong together into a single chapter.

I downloaded ffmpegx, and installed it on my Mac, with all the necessary subsidiary files, but feel overwhelmed by it.
I cannot even figure out how to select many files to import into it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. reply

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Have a JVC with MOD files.
And a Mac!
Have Toast 7 and ffmpegx, both installed and ready to run, BUT:

In Toast, I cannot figure out how to merge added files, binding them into “chapters”.
And ffmpegx is simply overwhelming. I can’t even figure how to load more than one file (shooting) at a time, and don’t even know for sure WHERE to add the files, let alone thereafter. reply

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Bigpussy or Randy Brandon

I have the exact problem and am going NUTS trying everything but nothing works. So if any one of you could please email me the link to the Universal MOD file converter.
shamblits@hotmail.com

Thanks in advance for your help. reply

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Thanks Jexus, I just brought the panasonic sdr h250 and having the same issue with .mod’s on mac.ffmpegx works great but if you have lots of small clips it is a drag.
This is probably an ignorant question but why can’t imovie just import .mod’s straight from the camera.

Cheers

Giles reply

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I THOUGHT I had it licked with Toast - until I burned a few CDs - and then,
upon playing them - found that the SOUND was problematic in all of them.
The sound has “skips of silence” in it.

Does someone know how I correct this problem?

My BIG THANKS to JeffDashka for his help.
It’s a long road, but with light at the end, thanks to him. reply

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hey i have an panasonic sdr h200 and the files are in .mod format, and when renamed to .m2v, they are in 4:3 aspect ratio when i filmed it in widescreen 16:9 aspect. why does this happen? and how can i fix it? reply

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Covert your .mod files to DV ready to Final Cut with Visual Hub. It is the ONLY way to edit them in Final Cut and probably iMovie as well. It’s worth the $23.00. Your can use mpegstreamclip as well but it cannot batch and there are setting you must deal with. VisualHub is THE software for just about everyone with a JVC camera. reply

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Hi JeffDashka,

Don’t know if you’ll ever get this, but thanks for your post about converting mod files to dv using toast 7 - worked perfectly. Bit slow, but i’m not complaining if it saves £20!

All the best,

Mark reply

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