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Video camera not compatible with windows movie maker?

I have an HDD Panasonic SDR-H40 video camera. I can upload video files (MPEG) from the camera to the pc and view them with Windows Media player. However, Windows Movie Maker cannot find the video files saved on my pc or on my video camera when I try to directly import files from camera to movie maker. When I copy and paste the video files from my pc into Windows Movie Maker, only the sound transfers (just a black screen). Ideas?

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SOURCE: transfer my video from panasonic sdr - h40

try to use USB to plug your device to your computer. make sure that you have an installed driver for your camcorder to recognize your device on your pc. all brand new camcorder came with an installation software cd. now your ready to transfer your video to your computer. use any movie maker application like ulead movie maker, nero movie maker or windows movie maker edit it and save it. burn it to your vcd or dvd burner to play on your dvd player. if you dont have a driver i will find one for you. hope that helps!


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Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic SDR-H40 video images distorted in Media Player

The camera does not write the 16:9 code properly in the mpeg so Windows media player does not recognize it properly. There is a little utility called index.zip that you can download which has a file sdcopy.exe which copies the file from the camera and properly writes the code. Then any current video editing software will recognize it and display it properly. It is also a handy utility that I prefer over the software that came with the camera.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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You can connect to any computer with a USB port. It appears as a hard drive after you tell the camera to connect (in the menu). Then just copy the .mod files to a spot on yor computer; there will be one for each movie clip.
Your next chore is changing them into MPEG files at the correct aspect ratio. If you shot in 16:9 they will be squished together unless you use the SDCopy freeware utility to set the widescreen flag. It also renames and downloads files for you, and it's small. There's a link from this tutorial page, which also explains a lot about aspect ratios and such:
http://www.elurauser.com/articles/JVC_Everio_mod_files.jsp

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Panasonic SDR H40 and Video Cam Suite 1

I have the same problem. What I will do is download the camera to a DVD recorder using the A/V cord which came from the camers. I purchased AVS4U program for $59 lifetime option with free frequent updates. I can down load the DVD to the computer and I can format them in about all possible formats eg WAV, MPEG 2 etc. I can edit the songs, etc to how I want them. I do this with live performances of our band "Charlie Horse Band" and I can record the whole set (up to an hour) and I can manipulate the final product with the editing functions of the many AVS4U products that come at the one price.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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How to upload videos to my pc from SDR H40


Full instructions in the Panasonic SDR-H40, SDR-H50, SDR-H60 (113 page) Owner's Manual:
http://www.panasonic.ae/en/manuals/sdr-h60.pdf

Dec 23, 2011 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

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How to convert MOD to AVI MPEG WMV MP4 VOB 3GP?


This is an article about what is MOD format, how to convert MOD files to AVI MPEG WMV MP4 VOB 3GP.

What is MOD?

The .MOD format is simply a MPEG-2 video file, often used by various digital camcorder models to save their videos. And you may get your MOD files from the following camcorder models:

JVC: GZ-MG30, GZ-MG70, GZ-MG37, GZ-MG77, GZ-MG505, GZ-MG130, GZ-MG155, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG555

Panasonic: SDR-S100, SDR-S150, SDR-S10, SDR-H18, SDR-H200, SDR-H40, SDR-H60, SDR-SW20

Canon: FS100, FS10, FS11

Why convert MOD files to AVI MPEG WMV MP4 VOB 3GP?
Since MOD files are not widely accepted, if you want to play MOD files on windows media player, windows movie maker, iPod/iPhone, Blackberry, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen or others multimedia players, you may need to convert MOD video files to other popular formats like AVI MPEG WMV MP4 VOB 3GP. Then you can share your MOD videos with your friends with any player and family by uploading them to YouTube, Facebook or Myspace.

Therefore, you may need a Video Convert to help you convert MOD files to AVI MPEG WMV MP4 VOB 3GPB. Free download Aimersoft Video Converter here.

http://download.aimersoft.com/aimer-video-converter_full68.exe

How to convert MOD to AVI WMV MPEG MP4 VOB with Best Video Converter ?

Step 1. Import MOD files to Aimersoft video converter

Copy the MOD file from your video camera to your hard drive, click “Add” to browse your computer hard drive, and upload the MOD files you want to convert. And the best Video Converter automatically scans and displays the MOD file you have chosen.


Step 2. Select output settings
Select the proper output destination folder and your desired output format.
If you want to convert MOD files to other video format for portable device, but you don’t know which formats your device supports, you can simply select any format in the category of your device.

Edit the video files
If you want to edit your MOD video files, this MOD video Converter offers you powerful video editing functions.

Trim – you can easily trim your MOD video into multiple segments by moving the sliders or just typing the number in manually.

[img]http://www.aimersoft.com/images/tutorial/video-mod-to-wmv-trim.jpg[/img]
Crop – You can crop the black bar and get what you want by setting the video zoom to full screen, 16:9, 3:4 or others.
[img]http://www.aimersoft.com/images/tutorial/video-converter-crop.jpg[/img]
Add effect – Configure the brightness, contrast, saturation, and add special effects like Gray, Emboss, Negative, Old Film to personalize your MOD video.
[img]http://www.aimersoft.com/images/tutorial/avchd-to-wmv-effect.jpg[/img]
Add watermark – If you want to add some image or text watermark to decorate your video, you can click “Watermark”. It also allows you to configure the parameters such as transparency, vertical space, and horizontal space.

Step 3. Start to convert MOD files to AVI MPEG WMV MP4 VOB 3GP
Simply click “Start”, you can start your conversion from MOD to AVI WMV MPEG MP4 VOB.

After you convert MOD to AVI MPEG WMV MP4 VOB 3GP, you can easily import your MOD files to Windows Movie Maker, iPod, iPhone, Zune or others multimedia players with this Aimersoft Best Video Converter.

on Dec 30, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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My panasonic camcorder is sdr-h40 i can't load my videos in to my pc sence i've upgrade my computer from windows xp to windows 7 my sd card/hard disk video camera software video cam suite 1.0 is not...


Hi, the VideoCam software isn't compatible with Windows 7, but you can still copy videos and pictures to your computer and edit or view them with other software. Videos are saved by default as MPEG-2 files, and photos are saved as JPEG files -- both of these formats are recognized by a wide variety of programs. (For example, Microsoft's Picture Viewer, which comes with Windows, can display JPEGs, and Microsoft Office Picture Manager can edit them.)

Dec 20, 2010 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

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I use camcoder panasonic sdr-h40..try to save in my laptop using windows 7.i cannot save it in my laptop.cd software only for windows vista,windows xp and windows 2000.do have software of windows 7??.


Hi, you can transfer the files to your computer, you just can't use the camera's VideoCam editing software. However, you can still view the movies and photos taken by the camera using standard Windows programs.

Nov 20, 2010 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

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I need to convert video taken on my camcorder to .mpeg files to be compatible with windows movie maker. What's the easiest way to do this? Video on this camcorder is in the .mod format which is not...


Try the freeware program Any Video Converter. Download and install from a reputable site ( try cnet ) . This program is very user friendly and can convert .mod to mpeg fairly quickly ( around 60 minutes of video in 40 minutes ). It can also convert to other formats like avi and wmv. After it's installed, Click add video button and locate your files. Then in the drop down menu on the right, select the format you want the files to become and leave all options to default.

Apr 03, 2010 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

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Is sdr-h90p/pc compatible with mac apple macintosh?


Your cam can be connected to a mac as an external HDD. Just copy files on Your mac then edit it, for example, with iMovie. Here is a trick. Your movie must be converted to .mov files, so:
Open video file in a quicktime. Press "save as". In a menu select .mov as file type. In "Advanced settings" UNMARK the option "make te movie self-contained". So, You'll get a small .mov file, connected with Your original file. This .mov file now You can drag'n'drop onto iMovie and edit it.
Regards.

Sep 15, 2009 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

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SDR-H40


heres a link to your cameras support..
http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/Hard-Disk-Drive/SD-Camcorders/Operating-Instructions/model.SDR-H40.O#ts
sorry it doesnt look as if its compatable with mac.... you may just have to get a larger SD card and record on that if you want to transfer to your mac

Jun 21, 2009 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

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JVC .MOD files Can not edit them when converted to avi,wmv etc.


So you mean you just rename the file? That is doing nothing then it is actually making the file almost useless. That isn't called converting as well. To convert you can download any one of the many programs out there for converting formats such as this. Here is an example
http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Converter.aspx?type=GoogleAdWordsSearch&gclid=CJWIht6Xj5oCFRIeDQodxkmLFw
Thanks and enjoy,
Lee

Apr 26, 2009 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

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Panasonic SDR-H40 shows files as mpg


mpg is Mpeg more than likely Mpeg 2 most commonly associated with DVD. Some new versions of Widows Media Players will play it some won't. The fast solution is a company called River Past has a video cleaner, it will convert your Mpg to a mov or avi or wmv. or a variety of formats, what ever you find useful. There maybe other similar products on the market for free check, but you need to convert that file.

Apr 06, 2009 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

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