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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??

Please email me at rbeaham@mac.com

Sincerely,

Robert Beaham

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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.

I will email this to you as well.

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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.

The camera isn't actually designed to work with a Mac.  From what I understand, you have to use a memory card reader to even transfer the files to a Mac.

I will email this to you as well.

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Convert/Import, Edit Panasonic SDR MOD Files to Mac, iMovie, FCP


Panasonic SDR camcorder mainly contains SDR-H and SDR-S two series. Most Panasonic SDR series camcorders record videos in MOD MPEG-2 which is a standard definition video format, such as some popular Panasonic SDR camcorders: SDR-S26, SDR-S10, SDR-H60, etc. However, there are also some Panasonic SDR camcorders recording videos in AVCHD /MPEG-2 like Panasonic SDR-H86, SDR-S45, SDR-T56, etc.

To get more details of Panasonic SDR camcorders, you can check the list of most popular Panasonic SDR series camcorders as follows:
Panasonic SDR-H Series: SDR-H18, SDR-H40, SDR-H60, SDR-H80, SDR-H85, SDR-H81, SDR-H86, SDR-H200, SDR-H80S, SDR-H80K, SDR-H80A, SDR-H80R, etc.
Panasonic SDR-S Series: SDR-S10, SDR-S26, SDR-S50, SDR-S45, SDR-S150, SDR-S25A, SDR-S26K, SDR-S26R, SDR-S7K, SDR-S7A, SDR-S7R, etc.
Panasonic SDR-T and other Series: SDR-T50, SDR-T55, SDR-T51, SDR-T56, SDR-T50K, SDR-SW21S, SDR-SW21D, SDR-SW21G, SDR-SW20S, etc.

"I have a SDR H85 panasonic camcorder and can't seem to get the videos to download on my mac. Any suggestions?" ---from Yahoo Answers

Actually, for Mac users, you may have these similar problems when you want to import Panasonic SDR video to Mac, or edit these video in iMovie, or FCP, FCE. Because some Panasonic SDR series camcorder are not compatible with Mac, so you cannot directly import these camcorder videos to iMovie, Quicktime, or FCP . See here to know iMovie '09: Camcorder Support http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3290

Now, a professional Panasonic SDR Video Converter for Mac is specially designed to convert MOD(MPEG-2) to MOV, MP4, AVI, DV, H.264, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, WMV, MKV, etc on Mac. It supports converting MOD, TOD, AVCHD MTS/M2TS, etc to Mac, iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, FCP, FCE, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, PSP, and other popular mobile phones. This Mac MOD Video Converter can also help you extract audio from your Panasonic SDR videos to MP3, MKA, WAV, M4A, AC3, OGG, AAC, WMA, etc.

Instruction for you to convert Panasonic SDR video to Mac, iMovie, FCP, etc step by step

Step1: Install and Launch MOD Converter for Mac

Step2: Add Panasonic SDR Video on Mac
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Panasonic SDR video to Mac MOD Video Converter after you launched it.

Step3: Set Output Video Format for Mac, iMovie, Quicktime
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step4: Convert Panasonic SDR Video to Mac
Press the "Start" button to convert Panasonic SDR MOD/MPEG-2 files for Mac, iMovie, Quicktime, FCP, etc. After conversion finished, you can edit converted Panasonic SDR videos with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.

More details: If you want to convert Panasonic SDR AVCHD/MPEG-2 files to Mac, you can click here to get more info of AVCHD Converter for Mac.

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Canon, JVC, Panasonic, most of these types of camcorders recorded videos are MOD files(some are TOD used by JVC), such as Canon FS100, FS10, FS21, JVC GZ-MC100 (SD), GZ-MG630, GZ-MG680, Panasonic SDR-SW21, SDR-SW20, SDR-S26. If we want to enjoy videos shot with these JVC, Panasonic, Canon camcorders on Mac, PCs, iPad, iPhones, or other popular portable players, we shall meet the problem that MOD files recorded in JVC, Canon, Panasonic cannot be directly recognized in Quicktime on Mac, in iMovie, and other Apple products.

MOD files, encoded by using MPEG-2 video codec with AC3 audio codec, need converting to MP4,MOV, AVI,DV, H.264 on Mac. With a MOD Video Converter for Mac , you can freely convert JVC, Canon, Panasonic MOD files to Mac MP4, MOV, DV, etc. What’ s more, Mac MOD Video Converter can edit MOD files in iMovie, FCP , FCE , etc.

The following tutorial for you to convert JVC, Panasonic, Canon MOD videos to Mac step by step.
Step1: Upload MOD files
Click "Add File" to load MOD files that you selected after you lauched Mac MOD Video Converter.

Step2: Set Output Video Format on Mac
On the "Profile", you can click to select your final video format like MPEG-4, DV, MOV, H.264, etc for Mac.

Step3: Transfer MOD Files for Mac
Click "Start" to convert MOD videos, after waiting for a few minutes, you can watch converted MOD files on Mac.

Tips: Besides converting function, you can edit MOD files on Mac OS with MOD Converter for Mac, for example, crop video, edit video effect, merge several video files, trim video, etc. More details you can refer to edit MOD files on Mac.

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Try to use Apple iPhoto which is a part of ilife Suite.
If that doesn't help then best method is to use Windows Virtual Machine.

1. Install VMware Fusion for MAC.
2. Install Windows OS in VMware.
3. Boot Windows in VMware.
3. Connect your Camcorder to MAC and it will ask Do you want to Connect it with Windows VM or MAC.
4. Select connect to windows.
5. Install the Drivers from provided Camcorder CD to windows.
6. Now you can transfer Photos and Videos.

P.S. : Alternative method to use Windows on MAC is B0otcamp Drive. And you can also Bootcamp Partition on VMware Fusion which will run Faster than any other VM Machine.

Bootcamp Installation On :

OS X 10.6. : http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup_10.6.pdf
OS X 10.5 : http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup.pdf
MacBook Air : http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup_Late2010.pdf

Hope it Solves your Problem.

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MOD Files on Mac OS, How to Play Camcorder MOD Files on Mac


Similar to TOD, MOD is a kind of recording format being used in digital tapeless camcorder like JVC, Panasonic, Canon. MOD video format is comparable to XDCAM EX, HDV and AVCHD.

MOD is used exclusively for standard definition video files, while TOD is used for high definition files. Both MOD and TOD are file-based formats that are stored on a random-access media. Directory structure and naming convention are identical except for extensions of media files. Standard definition video is stored in MPEG program stream container files with MOD extension; in most other systems these files have extension MPG or MPEG.

The following list is about JVC, Panasonic, and Canon MOD camcorders.
JVC MOD camcorders
* 2004: GZ-MC100 (SD), GZ-MC200 (SD)
* 2005: GZ-MG30 (HDD), GZ-MG70 (HDD)
* 2006: GZ-MG37 (HDD), GZ-MG77 (HDD), GZ-MG505 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2007: GZ-MG130 (HDD), GZ-MG155 (HDD), GZ-MG255 (HDD), GZ-MG555 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: GZ-MS100U (SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: GZ-MG7230 (30 GB HDD, MicroSD)
* 2009: GZ-MG630 (60 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG670 (80 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG680 (120 GB HDD, MicroSD)
Panasonic MOD camcorders
* 2003: SV-AV100 (SD card)
* 2005: SDR-S100 (SD card)
* 2006: SDR-S150 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2007: SDR-S10 (SD/SDHC card), SDR-H18 (HDD, SD card), SDR-H200 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: SDR-H20 (HDD, SD/SDHC card), SDR-H60 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: SDR-S7 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: SDR-SW20 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2009: SDR-SW21 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2009: SDR-S26 (SD/SDHC card)
Canon MOD Camcorders
* 2008: FS100 (SDHC), FS10 (SDHC), FS11 (SDHC)
* 2009: FS200 (SDHC), FS21 (SDHC), FS22 (SDHC)
For Mac users, when they want to watch MOD files shot by JVC, Panasonic, Canon camcorder with iPad, iPhones, iPods, in Quicktime, in iMovie, in iTunes, or on PCs, etc. They may be annoyed that how to upload MOD files to Mac and play MOD video on Mac OS.

Now, there are tutorial and guide for you below will help you solve these problems.

1. Connect your JVC, Panansonic, or Canon camcorder to your Macs or PCs with cable USB or Wifi.
2. Turn on your camera and select the mode of camcorder like PC mode. iMovie on Mac will open automatically the Import Window.
3. You can review your video or select "Import All"and select your JVC, Panasonic, or Canon camcorder on the computer screen and click "OK."
4. All camcorder MOD videos will have the file extension "MOD" Once the backup is complete, then close the program.

After uploading your camcorder MOD files to your PC or Mac, you can use
a MOD Video Converter for Mac to convert MOD files to Mac firstly, and then you can play JVC, Panasonic, or Canon MOD files on Mac. More information about how to convert MOD files on Mac and edit MOD files on MacOS you can click here.

on Sep 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to Upload/Put and Play JVC, Panasonic, Canon Camcorder MOD Files on Mac


Similar to TOD, MOD is a kind of recording format being used in digital tapeless camcorder like JVC, Panasonic, Canon. MOD video format is comparable to XDCAM EX, HDV and AVCHD.

MOD is used exclusively for standard definition video files, while TOD is used for high definition files. Both MOD and TOD are file-based formats that are stored on a random-access media. Directory structure and naming convention are identical except for extensions of media files. Standard definition video is stored in MPEG program stream container files with MOD extension; in most other systems these files have extension MPG or MPEG.

The following list is about JVC, Panasonic, and Canon MOD camcorders.

JVC MOD camcorders
* 2004: GZ-MC100 (SD), GZ-MC200 (SD)
* 2005: GZ-MG30 (HDD), GZ-MG70 (HDD)
* 2006: GZ-MG37 (HDD), GZ-MG77 (HDD), GZ-MG505 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2007: GZ-MG130 (HDD), GZ-MG155 (HDD), GZ-MG255 (HDD), GZ-MG555 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: GZ-MS100U (SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: GZ-MG7230 (30 GB HDD, MicroSD)
* 2009: GZ-MG630 (60 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG670 (80 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG680 (120 GB HDD, MicroSD)

Panasonic MOD camcorders
* 2003: SV-AV100 (SD card)
* 2005: SDR-S100 (SD card)
* 2006: SDR-S150 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2007: SDR-S10 (SD/SDHC card), SDR-H18 (HDD, SD card), SDR-H200 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: SDR-H20 (HDD, SD/SDHC card), SDR-H60 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: SDR-S7 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: SDR-SW20 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2009: SDR-SW21 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2009: SDR-S26 (SD/SDHC card)

Canon MOD Camcorders
* 2008: FS100 (SDHC), FS10 (SDHC), FS11 (SDHC)
* 2009: FS200 (SDHC), FS21 (SDHC), FS22 (SDHC)

For Mac users, when they want to watch MOD files shot by JVC, Panasonic, Canon camcorder with iPad, iPhones, iPods, in Quicktime, in iMovie, in iTunes, or on PCs, etc. They may be annoyed that how to upload MOD files to Mac and play MOD video on Mac OS.

Now, there are tutorial and guide for you below will help you solve these problems.

1. Connect your JVC, Panansonic, or Canon camcorder to your Macs or PCs with cable USB or Wifi.
2. Turn on your camera and select the mode of camcorder like PC mode. iMovie on Mac will open automatically the Import Window.
3. You can review your video or select "Import All"and select your JVC, Panasonic, or Canon camcorder on the computer screen and click "OK."
4. All camcorder MOD videos will have the file extension "MOD" Once the backup is complete, then close the program.

After uploading your camcorder MOD files to your PC or Mac, you can use a MOD Video Converter for Mac to convert MOD files to Mac firstly, and then you can play JVC, Panasonic, or Canon MOD files on Mac. More information about how to convert MOD files on Mac and edit MOD files on MacOS you can click here.

on Aug 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Video Format


If your computer has a SD card reader, you might be better off putting your memory card into your computer and just copying the data.

Have you made sure your iPhoto is up to date? Perhaps a new update caused this problem.. Maybe you should try an older version of the software. Also, you might want to try other software. (I think you are on a mac?), you might want to try the software that came with the camera, if it works on your computer.

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How to Put/Convert JVC, Panasonic, Canon Camcorder Video to Mac, MOD to MP4,...


Canon, JVC, Panasonic, most of these types of camcorders recorded videos are MOD files(some are TOD used by JVC), such as Canon FS100, FS10, FS21, JVC GZ-MC100 (SD), GZ-MG630, GZ-MG680, Panasonic SDR-SW21, SDR-SW20, SDR-S26. If we want to enjoy videos shot with these JVC, Panasonic, Canon camcorders on Mac, PCs, iPad, iPhones, or other popular portable players, we shall meet the problem that MOD files recorded in JVC, Canon, Panasonic cannot be directly recognized in Quicktime on Mac, in iMovie, and other Apple products.

MOD files, encoded by using MPEG-2 video codec with AC3 audio codec, need converting to MP4,MOV, AVI,DV, H.264 on Mac. With a MOD Video Converter for Mac , you can freely convert JVC, Canon, Panasonic MOD files to Mac MP4, MOV, DV, etc. What’ s more, Mac MOD Video Converter can edit MOD files in iMovie, FCP , FCE , etc.


The following tutorial for you to convert JVC, Panasonic, Canon MOD videos to Mac step by step.

Step1: Upload MOD files
Click "Add File" to load MOD files that you selected after you lauched Mac MOD Video Converter.


Step2: Set Output Video Format on Mac
On the "Profile", you can click to select your final video format like MPEG-4, DV, MOV, H.264, etc for Mac.


Step3: Transfer MOD Files for Mac
Click "Start" to convert MOD videos, after waiting for a few minutes, you can watch converted MOD files on Mac.


Tips: Besides converting function, you can edit MOD files on Mac OS with MOD Converter for Mac, for example, crop video, edit video effect, merge several video files, trim video, etc. More details you can refer to edit MOD files on Mac.

on Aug 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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