So anyone who has purchased a JVC Everio HDD video camera has probably learned that they chose to use some god forsaken proprietary video format – the .MOD extension. Apparently this is some sort of MPEG2 encoding, however, most major video editing suites prefer not to accept this format… what we need is something more common… such as .AVI or .MPG. I would be happy with the .MOD file format if the software that came with the JVC Everio actually worked. I’ve tried creating multiple DVD’s using the PowerDVD software with no luck so far, it’ll get halfway through the process, and then something will fail. And instead of giving me a decent explanation of what failed, it says:
Disc buring has failed due to:
Not very helpful.
I actually just found another program (that comes bundled with the JVC Everio) called Cyberlink PowerDirector. This program will allow you to export your video(s) as .AVI or .MPG1 or .MPG2 files. Here’s a brief overview of how to do it:
- Open PowerDirector (Duh)
- Import all of your .MOD files.
- Add all of your .MOD files to the timeline (or) If you want to create individual .AVI or .MPG files, add the files to the timeline individually.
- Once your timeline is setup how you’d like it, Click “Produce”
- Now select Save to File
- Finally Select .AVI or .MPG and select the directory that you’d like your file stored to.
I hope this helps, if anyone has a better method or a better software for doing this, please let me know!
This site has many different ways to convert MOD files. Check out some of the solutions.
Thanks in advance!