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How to transfer videos on JVC Everio GZ-MG21U camcorder to DVD

I recently got a new PC with Windows Vista and the software I got with my JVC camcorder is not compatible with Vista. I called JVC and they said I could use the Windows Movie Maker currently installed on my PC. I would like detailed instructions on how to transfer videos from my camcorder to DVD's using my PC using the Movie Maker software.

I plugged my camcorder into my PC, but when I look under My computer on my PC I don't know where to find where the videos are listed that are on my camcorder????

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  • Vinci Dec 13, 2007

    Hi. I just bought my JVC MG21U. I do not know how to view the files from my video camer to my laptop. The file name is under the 'MOD" format. So am not sure if I have to get a driver for that because the media players I have are just windows classic, windows media player and real player. My OS is windows XP Home. Please assist. Thanks

  • cvsdesign Feb 01, 2008

    I am having the same JVC Everio GZ-MG21U problem as far as transferring my video from camera to my Dell (with the Vista OS). I followed the directions of "drawsalot" to no avail. It is not recognizing or reading my camera, as if it's not even plugged into the computer. Any other suggestions. I, too, have Windows Movie Maker. Power is plugged into camera, the USB cord is plugged into computer from camera...I clicked on the "import media"...etc... NOTHING. Any other suggestions to make this work where I don't have to spend $$ on a third-party program?

    Thanks much-

  • Hondo33 Mar 11, 2008

    My laptop has windows vista and the software that came with my JVC GR-D775U camcorder is not compatible with Window's Vista-how do I transfer video to my laptap?

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    i cannot burn any video from camcorder to pc help

  • LOOK4IT May 19, 2008

    I HAVE A JVC GR-D775U AND DO NOT KNOW HOW TO IMPORT VIDEO FROM THE CAMCORDER.



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  • sebaa_fodihl Jul 03, 2008

    i dont know where to find my videos on my camcoder when i connect it on my pc.

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    From reading other reviews I see I'm not the only one having a problem transfering the video onto my computer. I tried buying a DVD burner and I'm still having no luck. What is the sense of having a "NO DISC" camcorder when you cannot even download the footage. There should have been a recall on this item. My brother has a newer model and he was able to buy the DVD burner that was especially made for his camera. I guess they learned from their mistakes. Unbeleivable!!!

  • Alpha19 Sep 06, 2008

    what program do i use to transfer songs from jvc everio to my computer?

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    JVC Everio GZ-MG21 Camcorder

  • guera1991 Oct 11, 2008

    unable to tranfer videos from jvc camcorder to my laptop or dvd

  • madkd Oct 16, 2008

    Movie maker won't recognize the files on the camcorder.

  • lahoops_24 Nov 01, 2008

    JVC GR-SXM740

  • swilliams194 Nov 12, 2008

    Yep, same problem here. Computer does not recognize camera, and software is not compatible with Vista.
    Have looked for upgrades to software, but nothing.


  • anthontsande Jan 18, 2009

    i don't have a clue .Start at the frist step to the last.

  • jmontuori Mar 14, 2009

    So the solution below got me excited, but then i fell flat on my face again. I get all the way to 'create dvd' and the LCD screen shows the picture of the camera with an arrow pointing to a dvd. Thats it. I dont get to select 'import pictures' or anything like that. the camera just stops there. Now what?

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    I have the same problem with the everio gz-mg155u

  • meme8 May 04, 2009

    everio GZ-MG670...trying to make DVD and get stuck at "step 4" with error message "writing device was disconnected"...what does this mean?

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YES!!! I GOT IT!!! Ok so the comp doesn't recognize the damn camera. I went around the problem!!! OOO so excited!!! Ok sooo simple, you'll slap yourself! Ok. First plug in your USB cord to the comp and you'll see the options play on pc, pc connection, etc. Select CREATE DVD! (You won't be able to see or select any of the files you are going to import, oh well.) You should see the regular screen pop up that says import, create, view pictures. Click IMPORT PICTURES. It will automatically import both pictures and video. For file name write something you can easily locate, ex: AAAAAAAAAAAAAA (you can change it later) Then open MOVIE MAKER. Click on IMPORT on the upper left hand corner and you'll see their demo video listed. Click on picture and video files on the bottom right hand corner and select ALL FILES. You should see what was downloaded!!! YAY!! I haven't burn a DVD yet but the files are there and the program should do it from there!

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  • dandi Nov 26, 2011

    My computer doesn't even come up with the "play on pc, pc connection, etc" choice. It says "USB device not reconized". I tried the 'Movie Maker' solution Darrel Willman posted, but since my device isn't reconized Movie Maker doesn't display it!

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I think we computer users tend to get inured to having to find work-arounds for the lack of professionalism of the computer industry but after spending weeks trying to solve this problem I think that JVC really aught to have their ***** kicked for supplying a truly appallingly crippled penny-pinching movie editing suite with the Everio in the first place.

Secondly I would just like to lodge my opposition to the short-sighted attempt by JVC to impose their own (*.mod) standard on the camcorder industry (shades of the Betamax versus VHS fight to the death in the seventies?) because, as contributors to this thread have discovered, you can't do anything with the recordings without paying extra to get a converter program which JVC SHOULD HAVE SUPPLIED FREE IN THE FIRST PLACE. I normally rate JVC equipment but my experience with support for this camera has been so bad I don't think I'll bother with them in future because they are big enough to have known how to do it all properly and obviously just didn't care enough.

They aught to thank heavens for the interest and perseverence of ordinary folk in this forum and elsewhere who are acting as unpaid fixers for their lack of professionalism. Thanks to all who have contributed.
John HotUnderTheCollar.

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The camera needs to be on, switched to "Play" or VCR mode and have its cable attached. The computer should be on, with Windows Movie Maker started. Windows Movie Maker should be in the top portion of your "Start" menu, click "All Programs" and go to the top.
Plug the cable into the Firewire port on your PC. Inside Movie Maker, click "Import Media" at the upper left. The camera should be recognized and allow you transport control, from inside the program. Here it allows you to select where the footage is recorded to, by default this is under your User Name in the "Videos" folder.
You can now rewind the tape and capture the portions you want to make into a movie.
I have better luck with third-party editing suites like Sony's Vegas or Roxio's Creator 10 Suite.

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I use Alive video converter and solved the problem.
alivemedia.net this program converts *.mod files to any other format you need.
have fun.

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Get a MAC, not drivers need, it works great

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

  • bmet73 Jun 24, 2009

    Get a MAC... worked the 1st time I hooked it up. I'm so over Windows.

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Two programs you might want to look @ after getting them downloaded:
1) Handbrake - http://handbrake.fr/
2) Squared 5's - http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-win.html

both free and both do some fun things...

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Step by Step...1.Goto windows movie maker 2.Goto file and then click "Import into collections" 3.Now a window should pop up, press the little down arrow "Files of type:" 4.Now click the "All Files(*.*)" 5.Find you camera in My computer 6.Click the video file you want and import!

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Wow, thanks for this site! I was about to throw this jvc camcorder out the window!

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I am unable to get the videos from my camcorder installed into a dvd or computer. how do i do this?

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

LOL yeah if its not a .mod file

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I don't have a solution for the .mod files....to convert them. i am having the same freaking problem.
i was able to take the "movie clips" instead of the .mod and burn them using Windows Media Player. Can confirm if it's worked yet though, as I am NOW doing it. would love a solution to converting .mod though. i bought the muvee autoproducer 6.0 program...all excited and ready to go....and it does NOT take .mod. ****. help someone!

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This is not a solution but how do you convert the mod files to one you can work with?

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Try renaming the extenstion from .mod to .avi or .mpg

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

SOURCE: How to transfer videos on JVC Everio GZ-MG21U camcorder to DVD

Save yourself a lot of frustration. If you have this camera change the extension of the files from .mod to .mpg and it will be compatible with a lot more video editing programs.

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SOURCE: Software to edit MPEG2 format film

try the software that came with the camera if not then go to Everio and see if they hae some patches to download good luck

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SOURCE: JVC Everio GZ-MG330 Camcorder converting

windows movie maker likes avi, wmv,mpg video. your JVC Everio video is in .mod. so turn to mod video converter to do the conversion.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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