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Can't download my videos to apple mac iphoto or (image capture)

My Mac doesn't recognize or download my videos from my Panasonic SDR-S100 video camcorder.

Any ideas on what I a supposed to do??

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Re: can't download my videos to apple mac iphoto or...

Simple fix.  This camera saves all the videos as .mod files.  But they're actually MPEG2 encoded.  If you rename them to something that ends with .mpg, then Quicktime will recognize them.

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