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- July 15, 2007 at 5:05 PM #46593
I have the JVC Everio GZ MG 130 camcorder. I am sorta happy with it and sorta not. But anyway the thing that gets me so mad is that when I import the video it comes in as .mov! How do I edit that…my video editor Pinnacle Studio doesn’t work with that flormat! How do I change the flormat or is it good that it shoots as .mov?
I can still return it…should I or what can I do to change it.
Thanks in advance,
The specs online say it records in MPEG-2?
I read that too, jetson, but do realize that MPEG-2 is a codec, not a muxer, so it could be MPEG-2 in a QT/MOV container.
ElfQrin — How do you access the data from the camera? [what interface, what software (if any), etc]
I am using the Power Ciniama software like the manual said to get it off the hard drive. IT is coming in at that flormat as .MOD — is this good? IT won’t work with my video editor…how can I change this.
I access the data by using the USB cable and PowerCinima starts. This lets me access the back up part. (JVC told me to do this) then it backs it up to the folder I had made…and then when I open it it won’t beacuse it is an .mod file. If I change the extention to .avi it will work.
What is wrong? Will I have to do this every time?
How will I put this into my editing software (Pinnacle Studio) since you don’t really "capture" anything?
WAIT! it is actully in .mod
when I import it into Pinnacle Studio I have to purchase an activation key for it to allow "two level" encoding and decoding…hmm.
Do you know how I could get it in like a standered flormat like my old Hi8 camcorder did.
I am off to Chicago for the next three or so days!
So thanks again for all your help and any new help would be awesome!
I hate to post again, but I looked in the manual and it shows the files as .MOD files! How will I edit the video?
I looked at this page on Camcorderinfo.com
Video can be copied directly to a computer via a USB 2.0 connection, however, footage appears as .MOD files. You can manually change the file extension to .MPG to view the footage, but audio will not accompany the file.
Does that mean I won’t be able to edit the video on the camera at all as long as I have it!? Are there some cameras that aren’t editable? I forked over alot of $$ and now this is making me dissipointed! }:-@