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.mod files from Canon FS300

Mar 10, 2012 8:32 AM

Having some difficulty with importing .mod files captured from my Canon FS300. I'm running CS5.5 on a Macbook Pro. Transferred the files to the drive, then attempted to use Adobe Media Encoder to change them to MPEG-2. I think I am just having issues with properly encoding the files and what preset I should actually use in Premiere Pro 5.5 once they are properly encoded.

 

My main problem is a really just don't know what the aspect ratio is on the FS300. Their manual gives me little to go on.

 

Viewing the movies prior to endoding they look crisp, but after encoding they lose quality.

 
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    Mar 10, 2012 8:59 AM   in reply to HyperPing

    Read Hunt on Using MOD/TOD files http://forums.adobe.com/thread/699990

     

    >don't know what the aspect ratio

    For Mac http://mediainfo.massanti.com/ to find details

     
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:20 AM   in reply to HyperPing

    The file being squased is normal as a .mod file does not carry a widescreen flag.

    If you import that into Premiere you need to interprete the files and set it to widescreen.

    You could convert the .mod file to mov in the Media Encoder.

    Unfortunately .mod is not very common infact its a bit of a pita.

     
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    Mar 11, 2012 12:12 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    mod files do contain a widescreen flag, but it is frequently interpreted incorrectly. You can use SDCOPY to "correct" the widescreen flag in the mod file - actually it just changes the flags so that they are less ambiguous.

     

    MOD files are little more than standard MPEG-2 program stream files. The problem seems to be more to do with Premiere than the mod files.

     

    See

     

    http://www.dvmp.co.uk/mod-video-file-format.htm

     
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    Mar 11, 2012 12:48 PM   in reply to Colin-B

    Dont think SDCopy is going to work on a Mac?

     
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    Mar 11, 2012 1:27 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Aha! Quite so. Missed that.

     

    There is something about doing this on the Mac at the bottom of this premierepro wiki page "FINALLY I found the solution for Mac users..."

     

    http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/MOD

     

    I don't know if that would help.

     
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    Mar 12, 2012 11:28 AM   in reply to HyperPing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUnzq94iuJg

     

    Above is a link to a video tutorial that shows how to use a Canon FS 200 with Premiere Pro. This method should work for your camera as well. You can skip the first minute of the video if you want to.

     
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    Mar 12, 2012 11:18 AM   in reply to HyperPing

    'mcac3dec.framework' looks to me as its refering to the ac3 codec which was not present in CS3.

    After CS4 that issue was resolved.

    Try the extention renaming.

     
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    May 18, 2012 7:07 AM   in reply to HyperPing

    Thanks for the renaming the file extension. I was having the same problem with the squishing on a PC. Found this link extremely helpful!

     

    http://eturkov.blogspot.com/2008/05/working-with-mod-files-in-adobe.ht ml

     
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