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JVC CAMCORDER GZ-HD7U

I NEED THE INSTRUCTIONS TO INPUT A MOVIE RECORDED ON THE GZ-HD7U TO A MACBOOK PRO.  I HAVE A FIREWIRE CABLE TO GO FROM THE HD7U TO THE LAPTOP.  I LOST MY PREVIOUS INSTRUCTIONS.  I HAVE IMPORTED A NUMBER OF MOVIES PREVIOUSLY.
IS THERE UPDATED SOFTWARE FROM EITHER JVC OR APPLE?
I HAVE THE LATEST VERSION OF IMOVIE.
I APPRECIATE YOUR OFFER TO HELP.

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  • billyboy1234 Sep 30, 2008

    I have a similar problem with my transferring of film from camera to MacBookPro. I can see the commands (rewind, fast forward, etc...) on the computer, but no video). I'm going to contact JVC, try and fix the problem, and then never buy a product from them again if I can't (and as a media teacher, I spend $10,000 a year on cameras x 35 years).

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    hola no puedo editar los videos necesito convertir el archivo .tod a .mov

  • ROSSHALLETT Jan 28, 2009

    Connecting JVC HD7 Camcorder to MacBook Pro:
    > JVC quality must be set at 1440cdr
    > With the JVC off, connect power cable and fire-wire cable.
    > Select IMovie on computer
    > Create new project and give it a name,
    > Press select button and place camera in play mode
    > Press function button
    > Select edit playlist
    > Press stick control in
    > Select new list
    > Press stick control in again
    > Select: all scenes
    > Press stick control in
    > Select clip (s) and press stick control to move clip to right till movie set.
    > Press function button
    > Press save and quit
    > Select payback mode
    > Press control stick to the right
    > On the computer press the import button 
    > The clips will be transferred and recorded in Imovie.

  • iainbrucemcl Apr 12, 2009

    imovie is seeing the camera playing but no footage is appearing in imovie. ( i filmed in 1440 cbr) 
    any help anyone......

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HI, I FOUND A METHOD TO WORK WITH TOD FILES,FROM EVERIO, BUT IS NECESARY,COREL VIDEO STUDIO 12 TO FIX THIS PROBLEM, ANY TOD FILE YOU WANT PREVIOUSLY RECORDED YO HAVE TO PUT IN TO THE TIMELINE TO EDIT AND LOOCK FOR OPTIONS" SHARE" ( FINAL RENDERING)FOLLOW THIS STEPS: FIRST: VIDEO ON TIMELINE TO EDIT, 2. PRESS SHARE LOOCK FOR CREATE VIDEO, IS GOING TO APPAER A WINDOW WITH NEW OPTIONS, 3 LOOKS FOR MPEG OPTIMIZER NEXT THE FILE IS GOING TO RENDER IN FORMAT MPEG , 4 ASSIGN THIS FILE ON YOUR PC WHETEAVER YOU WANT TO BE SAVEDT.HIS TAKE ALMOST SECONDS ( JUST TO CONVERT WITH OUT ANY ARRANGEMENT TO YOUR VIDEO, I RECOMEND TO CONVERT THIS FILE AND YOU HAVE A NEW MPEG EXTENSION FILE WITH VERY GOOD PROPERTIES TO WORK WITH ANY SOFTWARE YOU DECIDE NEXT, IS BETTER THAN POWER DIRECTOR BECAUSE WITH POWER DIRECTOR I NOTICED A LOSSS IN QUALITY, ALSO THERE ARE FRAMES FREZEED IF SOMEBODY SEE MY POST I WUOLD LIKE TO HAVE A CONFIRMATION ABOUT THIS PROCCES THERE AREN'T ANY LOSS IN VIDEO QUALITY , FOR ME LOOKS VERY GOOD BUT I LET THIS TO PEOPPLE MORE EXPERIENCED TRAY AN CONFIRM MY METHOD
THANK YOU
ALEVI

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

  • mefist03 Nov 08, 2009

    HOLA ENCONTRE UNA BUENA SOLUCION PARA TRABAJAR CON LOS ARCHIVOS TOD DE JVC,CON TOTAL RESOLUCION DE CALIDAD DE VIDEO HD, PERO ES NECESARIO DISPONER DE COREL VIDEO ESTUDIO 12, aqui lo unico que deseo es CONVERTIR ese archivo a mpeg,DEBES PRIMERO CARGAR LOS ARCHIVOS DE TU CAMARA A LA PC CON EL SOFTWARE Y EL CABLE USB QUE VIENE CON ELLA, POWER DIRECTOR LOS INSTALARA COMO ARCHIVOS TOD DESPUES DE ESTO SIGUE ESTOS PASOS: ABRE TU SOFTWARE DE COREL VIDEO ESTUDIO 12 COMO SI FUERAS A EDITAR UN VIDEO: busca la locacion de tus archivos tod 1. el archivo tod , es reconocido por este programa 2. abrelo y ponlo en el time line para edicion, sin agregar nada solo dale click a la opcion share, 3. busca en create video, aparece una nueva ventana, selecciona mpeg optimizer y dale click, 4.asigna tu nuevo archivo en tu pc donde desees que se guarde. SERA UN ARCHIVO MPEG CON IGUALES O MEJORES CARACTERISTICAS SIN PERDIDAS DE VIDEO esto solo tarda segundos dependiendo del tamano de tu video, NO AGREGUES NADA PARA EDITAR,PRIMERO OBTEN UN ARCHIVO NUEVO MPEG con el cual vas a trabajar en el SOFTWARE QUE TU DESEES, aunque puedes editarlo en este programa despues, por que no antes? he visto que de alguna manera el archivo tod se congela, aunque mi pc tiene un procesador lo suficientemente poderoso, de igual manera he tratado de editar archivos tod en power director que tambien los reconoce, pero siempre existen problemas para trabajar con esos archivos de hd, si le agregas titulos o haces correciones o editas SIEMPRE SALE ALGUNA COSA EXTRA MALA, es mejor trabajar con un archivo mpeg PARA EDITAR PIENSO YO, lo pongo a consideracion de todos y lo dejo de tarea a aquellos que estan mas avanzados para analizar si existe alguna perdida en calidad al realizar esto , ya que no VEO ninguna diferencia, ME GUSTARIA QUE ALGUIEN COMPROBARA ESTO, SI LE FUNCIONA ME LO HAGA SABER PONIENDO UN POST AQUI E INCLUSO APORTARA ALGO MAS DE SU EXPERIENCIA.

  • mefist03 Nov 08, 2009

    HOLA DE NUEVO, YO TENGO UNA CAMARA JVC, DENTRO DE TODOS LOS INCONVENIENTES QUE LE HE VISTO, ES QUE ES DIFICIL DE CONTROLAR LA IMAGEN SOBRETODO CUANDO HACES UN ZOOM IN O TOMA CERRADA, NO EXISTE COMPENSACION DE VIBRACION DE MOVIMIENTO Y AUNQUE MI PULSO NO ES MUY BUENO ESTO SE NOTA AUN CON TRIPIE CUANDO ESTAS USANDO EL ZOOM ,RAZON POR LA QUE ME METI DENTRO DE LA CAMARA EN LA ELECTRONICA, LA DESARME Y SE ME HA OCURRIDO QUE PODEMOS AGREGARLE UNA ESPECIE DE LANC COMO LAS CAMARAS SONY, ES DECIR PONERLE UN CONTROL REMOTO AL ZOOM PARA QUE PODAMOS USAR UN CONTROL EXTERNO EN EL TRIPODE O TRIPIE O UN BRAZO PARA SOPORTE DE LA MISMA, CONSIDERO QUE ES UNA BUENA IDEA, PERO ES DIFICIL ACCEDER AL CONTROL DE ZOOM DENTRO DE LA CAMARA ( EL FUNCIONAMIENTO ES COMO DE UN POTENCIOMETRO ABRE Y CIERRA) BUENO SI ALGUIEN QUIERE SEGUIR DESARROLLANDO LA IDEA ALLI ESTA Y ME AVISA A LA MEJOR LA DESARROLLAMOS JUNTOS

    GRACIAS

    ALEVI

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You CAN NOT use the Firewire to capture your footage like DV or HDV camcorders. I too Have a macbook pro and use FCPS2 to edit my footage. If you want to get the footage off of the HD7u, you'll have to connect via USB2.0 and download the .TOD files and use a program to convert them. I use MPEGStreamclip. It will work with the .TOD files and convert them to a format that iMovie or FInal Cut will understand. If this is not for professional work you'll probably be fine converting the footage to the HDV standard or DV standard and not have to render in FCP to edit the footage. 
Caution... MPEG2 codec may be needed. If you have FCP or have Quicktime pro, you probably already have it other wise you can purchase it from apple for $29.99 or if you try real hard (not to hard) you can probably find it on a torrent for free.
I hope this helps your situation
Ciza

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Try Imovie hd 6

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Hi there.. 
Everio is a great camera, if you know how to use it. 
Instruction is quick simple. connect your camera with the firewire. once thats done. open imovie hd. create a new movie. then turn the camera "mode on" on Imovie HD and your done :)
CAMERA MODE ON button is next to the rewind button
Hope its helps  

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The everio HD7 is a mistake!!! have input fire wire, but it have  no function. Apple and JVC need to  a revision! 

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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