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I can't download my videos from my JVC GZ-HD7U into my PC using Magix Edit Pro.

It seems like the computer does not read the video despite of downloading the disk that came with the video camera. I tried doing it into my MAC but it downloads videos that I did not select. There is nothing on the screen to show my choices before the videos start to download. It seem to have a mind of its own. What can I do? Please help.

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Hi there,
It happens because you didn't install the quicktime plugin. once the quicktime is installed it will show the preview of the video so you can make your selection.
download the quicktime plugin:

if not download the VLC player. it will nearly play every format. Choose your .tod file and play it on vlc.

hope its helps :) by the way i got the same camera :P 

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If you're editing this on the mac, the reason the files are not working is because you need to download the MPEG Codec. I have the same camcorder and all issues went away once I had the codec. I Also use MPEGSTREAM CLIP to convert the videos to a file format that Final Cut Pro and iMovie both understand natively.
Shoot me an email to and i can direct you to a location to get the mpeg codec.

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Dear Crym...,

The CD in box, "Cyberlink PowerCinema NE for Everio" is one of the best programmes for Video Editing, Movie Making and DvD/BD Burning. I am using this package since a year now, previously with my Everio MG330, later with the HD7. I have made almost 300 DvDs till date, all quality/personalised movies and it works par excellence.

But I do so on a "PC" (Centrino2-Core2duo). Which unfortunately, is the perfect platform to do so, rather than the "Mac". However, Mac is also supposed to do so fairly well. I suggest, uninstall the software from your Mac and reinstall it again. And hopefully, things will go well thereafter.


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