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JVC Everio HD3 - video format problem for MAC

I have recently purchased a JVC Everio HD3 and am having great dificulties getting the video footage to run on my intel iMac running Mac OS 10.4.11 Tiger.

Footage will not open in quicktime V.7.2 or v 7.4 - even though i have added the plug-in that comes with the Camera .

Eventually i need to edit the video in Final Cut Pro 6 - i have tried linking the camera up with Firewire direct to this program and it does not connect to capture the footage.

HELP - i'm tearing my hair out trying to figure it out!!

Many thanks

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  • Rainermaria May 04, 2008

    Same camera, same problem. The HD3 is not regognized by Final Cut via Firewire - and the files I transfer via USB are not readable by any program. I installed the Quicktime-upgrade and the actual fix, but nothing happens.



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Thanks for all your kind contribution


i have finally find an solution, i'd like to sahre with people who has the same issue as i had

http://www.iorgsoft.com/how-to-convert/tod-to-fcp-converter-mac/

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Import dvd and video to final cut pro, using this tool for converting dvd video to FCP accepts formats:.mov, .mp4.

http://www.mp4kits.com/Guides/FCP/dvd-to-final-cut-pro/

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I have an Everio that produces MOD files which i convert to DV or MOV files using the following freeware: MPEG Streamclip 1.91. download it from www.squared5.com
You may want to see if it will also convert .TOD files

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Need help with this issue

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Hi Guest,

unfortunately this is not the solution. After installing this Quicktime-Update (for 19,90 Euro) Quicktime can play those .tod-files, but Final Cut Express can not. Maybe Final Cut Pro is able to read them, but I don´t have the money to buy that expensive program. But there is another free format-exchange program available that codes the Quicktime-files into Apple 1920i intermedia-files that are recognized by Final Cut Express. But they still don´t run from scratch, you first have to render them once more.
I gave the HD3 Everio back and got a HV30 from Canon now. Everything´s fine now. JVC definetely has lost. For ever.

Posted on May 29, 2008

Have a look at http://software.transdigital.co.jp/products/cbs_ev/qc_eng/index.htm
There are instructions and links to solve the problem

Posted on May 28, 2008

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Everio has different quality settings. Each time you increase compression you lower quality.

Also ensure that the camera was not in a low definition setting.

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