Question about JVC Everio GZ-MG21 Camcorder
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????
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!
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
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.
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
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.
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
I use Alive video converter and solved the problem.
alivemedia.net this program converts *.mod files to any other format you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
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...
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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!
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
Wow, thanks for this site! I was about to throw this jvc camcorder out the window!
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
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
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
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!
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
This is not a solution but how do you convert the mod files to one you can work with?
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
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