.MOD File Extension

JVC Everio Camcorder Video File

Video File
The .MOD file format is used by various digital camcorder models (I.E JVC Everio) to save their videos. These files are often accompanied by small .MOI files (See links below) which contain the videos' time-stamp information.

The .MOD format is simply a MPEG2 formatted video, and if you simply wish to view the files on your computer, it is reportedly safe to rename the extension from .mod to .mpg or .avi

The known camcorder models that use the .MOD format are:

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

Other .MOD file extensions

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    2009-12-02 19:09:02
    Hi Jen,

    I had a similar problem early on when I was using the camera. I had to re-install the software and then it worked again. I think it was because I didn't follow the correct procedure. In any case, it worked after I re-installed the software.
    2009-12-05 13:08:24
    The latest software from Corel (Ulead) will open *.MOD files just fine. Corel Video Studio X2. Also it works with XP/Vista/Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit of each OS)

    There is a trial version avail. as free download.
    2009-12-12 07:23:18
    I have a JVC GZ-MG330 and my problem come on my JVC screen it's so clear but when I play back on my PC its very poor quality like 5/10 for clear sharpness.

    When I go into full screen you can see big pixels. I don't have a problem with converting to different formats they all look the same.

    Its not my PC as I've also had the same problems on other PCs I've used. Is there a specific method to make it look very clear?
    2009-12-15 14:01:16
    Carolyn -


    When I play back my videos I've taken on my JVC Everio I can barely hear anything...this has just started happening recently...could you please tell me how to change the volume on my JVC Everio MG 505 because I can't find a switch! Please help!
    2009-12-15 17:22:33
    Henry, There is a setting in the camera under "quality"
    There are 4 settings in my camera 1. Economy, 2. Ultra Fine, 3. Fine, 4. Normal. You need to set your camera on the highest setting. This will give you the best possible quality on your camera. The other thing to do, if you are producing the video on some video software, is to use the editing software to sharpen the video and highlight the colours as well as changing the brightness and contrast. Even these small adjustments can make quite a marked difference in the appearance of the video.
    2009-12-16 15:26:10
    Thankyou Paul, yes I use the Ultra Fine quality, I use Sony Vegas 9 for editing, but forgot to use those plug-ins to adjust the picture lol thanks heaps Paul!
    2009-12-19 19:11:40
    I just got my HP laptop (Windows 7) a few days ago and it came with HP MediaSmart Video, but for some reason it won't show any of my videos I've uploaded from my camera.

    It shows the sample videos that came with the laptops and it also gives you the option to edit them, but it won't even bring up any of my videos! It just says all folders are empty! This is driving me crazy so if anyone can help please let me know! Thanks
    2009-12-31 22:30:49
    Have tried everything! Please can someone help! Trying to make a home movie using Windows movie maker.

    Have converted MOD files to AVI using Prism but there is no sound! Are there any encoding settings I should change before conversion?

    Also...I downloaded AVS conversion for $50 to try that too, I converted MOD files to WMV and split files. It plays fine on Windows movie maker with sound too but when I preview the movie I made, the movie jumps and freezes and wont even allow me to burn to disc saying there is an error!

    Getting very frustrated! Does anyone have any advice they can give me?
    2010-01-06 10:49:17
    I have a JVC GZ-MG20 camcorder (GZ-MG20EK) and I'm using WinXP SP3 (still!).

    The bizarre thing is, I can watch .MOD files in WMP or Media Player Classic directly from the camcorder HDD when it's hooked up to the PC via the USB cable. I can also import these files into Cyberlink PowerDirector for converting to .AVI etc (this s/w came with the camcorder).

    However, if I copy the .MOD files to my PC HDD and try to watch/import them I get an error saying it cannot render the file or the file format is not recognised. If I rename to .MPG the files still won't play.

    Surely this can't be a MPEG-2 codec problem, as it doesn't make sense why I can watch the videos straight from the camcorder but NOT when they've been copied to my hard drive!
    2010-01-10 12:48:18
    I just created DVDs of the content from the JVC Everio GZ-MG505E very easily and with best quality (same as original on camera) with TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 Trial Version.

    1. Copy all .mod files to your PC's hd.
    2. Import the .mod files in TMPGenc. You will get some warning for each .mod file, but you can just click it away.
    3. Add a menu if you like. The menu will have a TMPGEnc watermark though. Fortunately the actual video will NOT have any watermark!
    4. Create output and burn it to disc.
    5. Play it on any DVD player.
    2010-01-11 16:08:19
    Tori, there are several posts on here saying that Windows Movie Maker and .mod files are not compatible. I have also tried WMM and it is a WASTE OF TIME trying to create a movie with WMM and .mod files.

    You need to move on and use something else for your editing software. As I have said elsewhere on here I use the Cyberlink software and have for the last 3 years - without a problem.

    Everything works perfectly and you can do some great editing to make a great movie.
    2010-01-11 18:41:27
    I have a JVC MG275 and have had lots of issues in regards to producing videos with sound. I have found a solution that works for me. Hope it helps someone else.

    1. Using the software that comes with the camera, PowerDirector, open all your files into this program.

    2. Once the videos you want to produce are in this program, you can now edit and create your home movie.

    3. Once you have completed your edit of videos and are ready to put the videos on a disc, in PowerDirector, click on the produce button towards the top of the page.

    4. Make sure the option 'Create a file' is selected, then press the next arrow.

    5. In step 2, make sure the '.AVI' option is highlighted, because you want to create a avi file. Once it is highlighted, click the arrow representing the next button.

    6. Click on the 'tick' that represents the start rendering button.

    7. Once it has finished, the file will have been automatically saved on the C: drive. It will be called 'Produce' when you are looking for the file. The file size will seem very large for the amount of time the video goes for. For example, I created a home movie that was an hour long. When I produced the avi file, the size of the file was 12.7 GB.

    8. Now that you have the produced avi file, you need to open Windows Movie Maker. The version I have is from Windows Vista, so I am not sure what number version it is.

    9. In WMM, click on 'Import video' and open the avi file called 'produce' that you just created in PowerDirector. Once that file is in WMM, make sure you select the 16:9 ratio if you want it in widescreen. Once the file has been imported into WMM, drag the file into the timeline.

    10. Now, If your computer has a DVD burner, you will click on 'Create DVD' and even if the file is 12GB, it will still fit on the normal 4.7GB DVD disc (at least I have found that to be the case.

    11. This disc should now hopefully be able to be played on a DVD player with sound and image :)

    12. I have spent countless hours trying to figure out a way to make videos from my camera. This way finally worked for me. If it doesn't work for you I am sorry, just trying to help out someone else who has also struggled with this camera.
    2010-01-13 23:52:18
    Peter, The Power Director software is by Cyberlink. You have described exactly how I produce a video, up to the point where you create an avi file and then change to Mindows Movie maker.

    I just keep going in Power Director to put it in the timeline, voice it over, add music, create opening and closing titles etc etc.

    You can do all that in the Power Director software without switching to WMM. I save it as a .wmv file and you need to experiment with the available alternatives so that you get a good balance between file size and quality of video.

    It is sometimes worth sacrificing a tiny bit of quality for a smaller file size. This is particularly important if you want to email the finished product.
    2010-01-15 10:27:20

    I also use Cyberlink Power Director 7.0 for my movies created with my JVC MG275 camera. The version of PowerDirector that comes with the camera is limited, so you maybe better off spending few bucks to purchase the full version of PowerDirector.

    The only difference in my process is that instead of using AVI for my movies I use MPEG format. This creates a smaller file size and better quality than AVI.

    Yes, you don't have to use Windows Movie Maker, PowerDirector can manage all that for you. You can even create semi-professional DVD menus.

    To do this, once you have created your project, save it first, then click the Produce (I think it is) tab located at the top. This will open a new dialog box with all the menu selections that you would like to use.

    When you are satisfied with your DVD menu, which you can include music in the background, just click on 'Burn'. That's it! Then watch your masterpiece on a HDTV :)

    One thing though, since most of us have a home theatre of some sort, when you are creating your project make sure you select the 'Use Dolby 5.x' option, it's a check box. Thanks for describing the process so well. I agree with Paul.

    Good job guys, keep on sharing.
    2010-01-15 18:35:11
    Does anyone know how to retain the 16:9 aspect ratio when converting files in PRISM file conversion software? my converted files keep coming out as 4:3
    2010-01-22 23:11:33
    Thanks Paul for your reply.

    I figured out how to get sound using WMM with MOD files after about 50 hours! I have now made my 17 minute movie after about another 50 hours! It plays fine in WMM and in Windows DVD Maker but when I come to burn to disc it says "Can not burn to disc, unspecified error" I just need to get this movie onto disc and then I will take your advice and ditch WMM forever.

    Could you please give me any advice on what I could try.
    2010-01-24 22:01:26
    hey, does anyone know how to import videos from a JVC GZ-MG135 to imovie on a mac? - I looked up the cameras iMovie is compatible with, and mine isn't on the list - so if anyone has any tips please let me know.
    2010-01-25 11:59:09
    Thanks for the advice regarding Prism Converter. The results from converting MOD to AVI have been the best so far. I'm still getting fine longitudinal lines after conversion (only when the the subject matter is moving though)at least the aspect ratio is remaining the name now. Any advice regarding those lines?
    2010-01-25 16:28:41
    I was able to switch my video from mod to avi/mpg.. but how do you keep the wide-screen format? mine seems to go away and make everyone and everything really skinny. It's quite annoying. If anyone can help please tell me.
    2010-01-26 22:19:21
    I have the JVC Everio Camcorder and I too am having difficulties. I successfully converted .MOD to .MPG files but when I go to Windows Movie Maker to import and edit my clips, an error window comes up saying it could not be imported and "An interface has too many methods to fire events from".
    2010-01-27 19:16:20
    Tori, it depends on what format the video is after WMM has produced it. It is more than likely .wmv If that is the case, then it is able to be put on a CD as well. It depends on who is going to look at it and whether they will use a DVD player or computer. If it is only going to be used in a computer the cd format is fine and easy to burn onto a cd.

    I have never used the Windows DVD maker, but have had good success with Nero and the Cyberlink DVD product. There are a couple of decisions that you need to make as to format, but both the products I have used work well with the .wmv format.
    2010-01-28 18:08:30
    Hi Tori, I said that the video you produced was probably in .wmv format. I have had no experience with Windows DVD maker, however, I have used Nero and the Cyberlink DVD programs, with the .wmv format and it works with both lots of software. The other thing to be aware of, is how the movie is going to be eventually watched. If it is only on a computer, then burning it as a CD rather than a DVD is a good alternative (particularly with the .wmv format), and it's a little easier to produce than the DVD.
    2010-02-18 02:41:33
    For anyone interested you can download Windows Live Movie Maker (free), this imports and understands .mod files without any conversion needed.
    2010-02-21 12:35:33
    I have a JVC camcorder and I want to use movie maker. I tried to convert files to avi, mpeg, and other formats that movie maker recognised but I was unable to import them successfully I received this messsage "MOV0DE.mpeg could not be imported. An interface has too many methods to fire events from".

    What does this mean and what can I do?
    2010-02-21 21:58:01
    I switched the file to .avi but there is no sound.
    2010-02-23 04:47:35
    I recently purchased the JVC HD Cam, and I want to take the files from the Everio program and just save them to my computer without going to disk? I did it once, and for the life of me can not remember what step I may be missing? If anyone has done this, if you could please share with me I would greatly appreciate it.
    2010-02-28 06:26:24
    I was stumped on the MOD file and how to get it to work in my program for editing, then I found Carolyn's post on Prism and let me tell you, you have made my life a little easier!! This works great!
    2010-02-28 23:17:46
    I have had problems with MOD files for a while now but I finally found a FREE program that works. I was looking at YouTube and found a screen cast about "Format Factory". I was floored that this program converted MOD files to ANY format but it will convert any video, audio, or image file. I tested converting a few files and it doesn't seem to loose quality or the aspect ratio.
    2010-03-08 15:42:05
    Great thread, I hope you won't mind me asking one of the responders a question here instead?

    Rick had some good info about WMM for XP not being able to import name changed (.mod to .mpg) files, which I agree with as I've experienced the same. However, I've read many times that WMM for Vista will import .mpg with no problem, and that seems to be to be the best solution for my situation.

    However, no where have I found out if you can run the Vista version of WMM on an XP machine. However, I so know it is available for free download on

    Anyone have any experience with this? If not, I may download it and give it a try on my XP machine and hope for the best.

    2010-03-15 20:39:51
    There's even a better (and faster) way to convert files. Simply rename the extension to mpg. It worked for me and there's no waiting for any conversion.
    2010-03-22 23:04:54
    Is this applicable to Macs? I downloaded the Prism for Mac converter software and I can view the files in Prism but every time I try to convert them it either freezes or says there is an error and these aren't video files.

    I'm not sure what is going on.. been trying to upload these files for so long!
    2010-03-31 21:28:47
    Let me ask you this...I have the JVC Everio GZ-MS130 that uses the .mod format and I understand now (thanks to this forum) how to get my DVD's made. I was really frustrated being a new Dad and not having a good way to get the movies off of our camera, so really, thanks everyone!

    My question is this...are there reasonably priced digital video cameras that record strait to mpeg or avi that can seamlessly be used with programs like Windows Movie Maker?

    As I'm typing this, I've got 15GB of video on my camera, 15gb of MOD files, which I am converting to AVI (probably 15 GB or more). Granted I know I can go back and delete the MOD files, but it's really time consuming and a drain on my PC :-) What do you all think or what has been your experience?

    2010-04-08 15:06:51
    I don't know anything for certain, but I think it's all probably related to how fast you can view something you've recorded on your camera, and also proprietary considerations, not using someone else's format which they might have to pay later for.

    I know there are camera's out there that record directly to DVD, however you have to "finalize" the DVD before it can be played on a normal DVD player. And once "finalized" then you can't record anything more to that DVD. So, you basically go through somewhat of the same situation.

    If JVC would simply provide an easy to use tool with the camera to make this chore easier and less painful, I don't think it would be so much an issue. However, JVC instead lets you to go out searching for information that you don't even have clue about until you get out on the net and educate yourself. That's really not very consumer friendly. And, I'll remember that next time I buy. Vote with your dollars people, it's the only thing they understand.
    2010-04-11 20:42:55
    With respect, that's a very short-sighted view. If you just want to record something direct to DVD you can. MOST people like to do some editing and tidy up the video before they commit it to DVD.

    You must be an expert with a video camera to get it right every time. I have been using a JVC Everio camera for 4 years now and I am not yet that good. However the videos I produce after editing, with music, Title Blocks, voice over and fade in - fade out are pretty damn good.

    The whole point of having some software to do all that is not to appeal to the lowest common denominator, it is so that people who WANT to edit their work - CAN. Every piece of information relevant to a JVC Everio camera, with regard to using .mod format, and how to deal with producing a video, can be found in this thread.

    If you want to take the time to read it and take notes, you will be able to learn from the experiences of others.

    I have yet to see anyone who can do it all by trial and error, or by sheer brilliance. You need to learn about it. So don't criticize the camera just because you either don't know, or can't be bothered finding out how to use it.
    2010-04-30 02:53:10
    Please help. About a year ago I needed to free up space on my JVC enverio camcorder. My husband said just move the files to the computer and worry about them later. This is what I did. I simply connected the camcorder to my computer and dragged and dropped them all in a folder. When I went to look at them later they were all jpeg files.

    I am sure they were not taken as photos with the camcorder.

    I watched the videos on the camcorder multiple times before moving the files over. I don't know what happened. I would appreciate any help. The videos are from my son's first year and I really want them back. Thanks
    2010-04-30 13:41:40
    Are you sure they are actually .jpg files, or are they just being displayed as jpg icons because that is the way you have your file associations set up?

    Do you have your folders options set to show file extensions for know file types? If not, it will just show the icon type of the file it's believes it to be associated with. Go to My Documents, select Options, select Folder Options, select View, then find the Hide Extensions for known file types, and unselect it, then click OK. Now you will see all file extentions (which I highly recommend as a default setting for many reasons).

    If the files are still showing up as .jpg, try to open the .jpg files with picture viewer. If it won't open them, it's probably because it actually a .mod file. If it shows .mod now that you made the folder options changes, you'll need to follow the advise in the column to play the files (rename as .mpg)

    Also, are you sure they were actually moved, and not simply copied? Usually, the default action associated with drag and drop is copy, rather than move. So unless you specifically told it to move rather than copy, then the original files are probably still on the camera.
    2010-05-10 13:05:36
    I too am having issues with the sound once I converted with the Prism converter. Anyone have the secret of what I need to do/change when converting?
    2010-05-10 14:05:11
    Download CyberLink PowerDirector and convert the MOD files to DV AVI and you can import them into Sony Vegas Pro 9 or 8.

    Yes if you try to import the raw MOD file into Vegas or many other programs, you will lack audio. I really don't understand why they would make a file so un-compatible with everything, but I would suggest purchasing a Canon next time.
    2010-05-12 22:17:18
    I have read parts of this forum with great interest downloaded and installed prism however that did not work for me as the quality was poor and no audio. Then I discovered Windows Live Movie Maker. What a god send this has been. However you must have Windows 7. Download is free and software supports MOD files so just drag, drop and edit all you like.
    Gabriella Wheeler
    2010-05-18 03:21:03
    Hey, For an assignment I need to change my videos to a format recognisable to windows movie player. I have tried almost everything. .mpg and .avi files but it never had an update or anything.

    It won't save them as the converted and it also wont play. Even in the prism thing itself. I really need help! Please please tell me what I can do!
    Gabriella Wheeler
    2010-05-24 01:55:44
    I use Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate. It works really well. I have tried so many other things and NONE work. This u can use on any file to any thing u want. even for ipods, ipones and ipod touches. Practically anything. I converted them to wmv. It worked great!!
    2010-06-06 06:53:12
    Hi - hope someone can help me. I have the correct codecs to rename the .mod files, and these appear to be fine when replaying them as .mpg or .avi files on my Vista PC.

    The problem is when I send them to my wife who is on XP / Windows Media Player v11 (which is the latest one) she has no sound!
    Before I go ahead and start converting all my files, I want to ensure that the files I create are going to work when I share them with others as you would expect.

    Please advise, as this is very frustrating!
    2010-06-30 15:22:09
    Due to a computer meltdown, I restored my HP Pavilion laptop dv9812 to factory specs, and jumped from Windows Vista Home Premium to 7 Premium, and finally upgraded to PowerDirector 7 since 6 was now useless since I had no saved info on passwords or receipts. I am still using my JVC Everio 30GB MG330 camcorder, which has no flaws after 2 years of use. However, after rebuilding the laptop, I noticed that the footage was lagging, skipping, choppy, and when I did a test DVD of about 80 minutes of video, the sound and action slipped more and more as the DVD commenced.

    I then installed Premiere Pro, and lo and behold, it doesn't work with .mod! Say it with me folks: Shocking. What did help was loading the .mods onto PD7 and hitting the Create button to swap one .mod to .avi, but the conversion made the .avi gigantic. Not good. You can switch to .mpg instead in the same window, but if you are working in widescreen, some of the .mpg choices will not work.

    According to Adobe, I downloaded and used SDcopy V1.99 Beta at:;topic=280.0;id=153

    Download, unzip, type in what file type you want it to search for, and what file you want it to convert to, where to save them, and you get a choice of seeing all the files first in thumbnail form (so you can pick and choose), or convert every file. Do not click on Set 16.9 widescreen flag, or your widescreen videos will be squeezed to 4.3 frame. Go figure. I just did a test on the new piss poor Windows Live Movie Maker (sorry, I like the oldschool XP and Vista version, not this mickey mouse version), and it works fine. However, it becomes squished horizontally in Premiere Pro. Oh well.

    The converted .avi made from a .mod in PD7 works perfectly well in PP, though, but the lack of menu templates as compared to PD7 is unforgivable. Then again, I just downloaded it and have yet to devour every bit of info it has to offer, just more than the basics thanks to a tutorial. I like the flexibility I had with PD6, and I seem to be having more bugs with PD7 than PD6. That was unexpected. Sigh, I miss things working correctly...

    When people say to just rename the file and avoid the conversion time, I'd like to see a step-by-step set of directions than just rename the files. Sorry, but either computers are dumb or we are, and I am not sure who is in the lead. Also, having used Prism before, I know for a fact that it still makes an .avi bulge in size from its .mod original version. If I am doing something wrong, which wouldn't surprise me, please correct me. I'll be happy to take the corrective abuse so we can all learn.

    Sorry if this reads as sarcastic, but having spent the last week and a half restoring my laptop, losing info, upgrading OP and editing systems, only to find out there are more bugs, it can get maddening. And, it comes out in type. Sorry. But, we are all here to learn and I thank you all for the growing expertise. Not that I know how to use it. Good luck all!
    2010-07-03 04:38:24
    This is what I sent to JVC:

    I have upgraded my HP Pavilion dv9812us Notebook from Vista Home Premium to 7 Premium, and upgraded Powerdirector 6 to 7. The footage is no longer smooth, but is choppy, lagging, skipping. When I finalize a DVD with footage shot on my Everio, the audio and video do not match up as the DVD goes on.

    I have read many forums on .mod, and the general consensus is that it is not the best format to work with. Some editing systems work with them, many do not. My time working with Powerdirector 7 is now a waste. I have since downloaded Premiere Pro 4.0, hoping to work magic with your .mods, but lo and behold, it doesn't recognize them.

    For some reason, JVC continues to use this format. So be it. But for those of us out here who are trying to use our Everios and edit the footage, I suggest you do some changes. Please develop a converter that will allow us to switch from .mod to .avi, mpg, etc. Using .mod so it can use only Cyberlink products cuts us off at the knees.

    I am sure you have seen the links and strings of discussions on .mods. 95% of them do not praise .mods, but quite the opposite. They talk and ask about how to convert, and most of the time, it is problematic. Quit punishing us. Do something to help your customers instead of chaining us to .mod. Your specs say that the Everio shoots in mpeg2 format. Why not just tell the whole truth and state on your site that they are exactly .mods?

    Thank you for your time, and I look forward to receiving word that either a software download is available for our Everios, or you offer us a converter.

    2010-09-06 23:09:09
    It isn't as hard as people are making out. I agree with Comicfire7. In my case the Cyberlink PowerDirector software came with the camera. That seems a pretty good indication that the software is compatible with the .MOD format. Well - so use it ! I will do a step by step set of instructions on how to download and deal with .MOD files. - Stay tuned.
    2010-09-07 02:12:52
    Cyberlink Video production software and how to use it.

    PART 1

    The first thing you need to do is install the Cyberlink PowerDirector software in your computer. This is not Free software. Deluxe version 8 is about US $95 and if you don't want to spend that then don't read on because you are never going to want to produce great videos.

    The other thing is, bear in mind that I have an earlier version, and some of the screen layouts may differ slightly. My brother has V. 8 and it is sensational with all the things you can do, and also that these directions are for the absolute beginner.

    Once the software is installed, it will create a folder on your C Drive called 'My Works'. This is where all the .mod files are downloaded to in a sub-folder called not surprisingly 'Everio Backup'.

    To start: Connect camera to the pc and then turn the camera on.
    The camera will show on the preview screen some choices. Navigate to 'backup' and select. The software will open on the pc and click on 'Everio HDD'. The camera will download all the video clips to the same folder. When complete, close file on pc and SAFELY remove camera from pc. Then turn camera off.

    On your pc choose your C drive and go to 'My Works' and then 'Everio backup' I always create a subfolder in 'everio backup' to move the .mod files into and name the folder whatever is relevant � so that you know where to come back to, when you want to produce the movie. OK, so now you know where the files are, close the backup folder and open the PowerDirector program either from the desktop or from 'All Programs' CyberLink PowerDirector Express.

    When the program opens, go to 'File' then 'Import' then 'Media Files'. There will be an icon on the opening page, to do just that. In my case it is a small open folder icon just above the preview panel.

    Select the files you want to import and continue. It is at this point that you can import still images, music, and anything else that you want to include in your movie.

    Once you have all the contents imported to the content panel - SAVE YOUR WORK !!!! You need to save your work EVERY time you make a change, because if something goes wrong you need to start again, FROM THE BEGINNING.

    You can play the video clips from the media panel in the preview panel on the right.
    This is where you can get some idea how good or bad the clip is because it includes sound.

    You now have to put it all together. There are 4 separate areas at the bottom of the screen
    1. The video time line. This is where you drag and drop the video clips in the right order.
    2. The Title time line. The various title panels and anything else you want to appear on the video go here.
    3. The Voice timeline. This is where your recorded voice track goes. (Voice over recording room)
    4. The music timeline. Where any music that you want included goes.


    You can play a full preview of your movie from here.
    2010-09-07 02:16:03
    Cyberlink Video production software and how to use it.

    PART 2

    You can also edit the video. Sharpen up the images, adjust the colour and brightness, and adjust the sound levels ( from the audio mixing room) to suit and make sure everything that you want to happen - does happen and in the correct sequence.

    You can also remove unwanted noise either in individual clips or the whole movie, so that it doesn't interfere with commentary or music.

    Once everything is in order and you are happy with sound levels, colour , sharpness, transitions and length of movie. It's time to PRODUCE the video, but, SAVE IT FIRST.

    Click on the 'Produce tab
    It gives me 3 options.
    1 Create a file. - DV_AVI, Windows AVI, MPEG-1 or MPEG-2

    2. Create a streaming File: - .wmv, Real Video or Quicktime ( ideal for YouTube)

    3. Make a disc: VCD/DVD/SVCD

    In each of those options there are more choices that have to be made. You need to do some homework on what kind of product you want. And particularly fps ( frames per second) and size and type of video produced.

    You can then name the file to be produced. In my case it comes up with C:MyWorks and I have to add the rest. When it is produced it automatically saves the video in the 'MyWorks: folder with the name that you chose.

    Click on the NEXT or arrow tabs to look at all the alternatives. You will get to the end and it will produce the video in whatever format you have chosen.

    Once it has been produced, you can convert the video to whatever format you like, and it all stays together. You don't lose sound or pictures it just transforms it to an alternate format. For example if I need to convert it to flash format. I do it after the video has been produced.

    I hope that has made sense and if not ask more questions.

    2010-09-14 01:25:30
    When trying to burn a DVD using Cyberlink, the video files will not transfer. It begins to but then freezes. Out HDD is pretty full but not maxed out but it still should not take this long to burn onto a dvd.

    Sometimes it will not even let me select any options as it just gets stuck. Any suggestions? I really just want to get the video off the camera and onto a DVD any way possible.
    2010-09-29 04:25:51
    I have been reading all the threads and seem to understand a little more on the conversion of mod files however, I would like the files that I convert to hold their original date when they were taken.

    I have hundreds of videos of an overseas trip and use the date order to determine which day of the trip it was. When I convert them they all show the same date (date of conversion) Is there any way, other than me having to rename all of them prior to conversion with Day 1, Day 2 etc. to do this?
    2010-09-29 06:29:23
    Thanks so much for your response. I tried your suggestions. The files are still .JPG after unselecting the hide extension option. I can view the files as pictures in the picture viewer. I'm still not sure why.

    Also, they aren't on the camcorder. I'm pretty sure I deleted them to make space to record more. I've even tried some file recovery programs to see if the files could still be found on it. I would love to hear any other suggestions you have.