Importing movies from Everio HDD JVC camcorder

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by twilliams9476, May 27, 2010.

  1. twilliams9476 macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    So here is my problem. My parents bought this camcorder a few years ago, and I bought my Macbook 2 days ago. I have been very busy the past 2 days, transferring pictures, documents, etc. from my pc to my mac. I have now gotten to begin transferring videos. I had several videos on my old pc that transferred just fine, but I also had several videos on the camcorder from a recent trip to Chicago. When I connect the camcorder to my Macbook via USB cable, the files are not transferable. I can't even play them. They all end in either MOI or MOD. Can anyone give me advice on what to do? I have already tried transferring them to my old pc, and then from there to my macbook, but that isn't working for some reason. Also, the original installation cd that came with the camcorder is nowhere to be found. So, does anyone happen to have any advice? Thanks! :)
  2. macgeek18 macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2009
    Northern California
    There's a program called iVerio that you buy online that converts one of the formats to any file you like, such as quicktime, iPod,or iMovie. My church has a JVC camera with unusable video formats as well. But we use iVerio to convert them. Hope this helps.
  3. seekup33 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2009
    I have an Everio GZ-MG330 and I import my videos straight to iMovie without a hitch :confused:
  4. miicah macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2010
    Yeah try importing from source in iMovie or equivalent rather than copy/pasting the actual files
  5. Chris at JVC macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2009
    Importing Video from JVC to iMovie


    I work for JVC and would like to try and help.

    I can tell from your post that you have a standard definition JVC Everio camcorder and a new Mac. The JVC will work very easily with iMovie '08 or iMovie '09. No file conversion software is needed, and nothing has to be installed. It is totally plug & play.

    Follow these steps:
    1. Connect your JVC via USB
    2. You will see a USB Menu on your JVC LCD Screen. Select the first option. "Playback on PC"
    3. Now launch iMovie '08 or '09.
    4. Choose "Import from Camera".
    5. You should see thumbnail images of each video on the Everio. You can either choose to import them all, or manually select the files you want.

    That's it.

    I hope this helps.

  6. ghbeil2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2010
    No Thumbnails

    I have a GZ-MG130U.
    I have a macbook running a 2ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    I followed your instructions.
    Files import. iMovie shows creating thumbnails.
    No thumbnails appear.
    I try to import but no files import.
  7. twilliams9476 thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    Thank you so much! Once I tried it your way, it worked like a charm! :)

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