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Everio's MOD files are notoriously challenging for programs like Premiere Elements, for some strange reason.
Here's one solution that works, from the FAQs at the top of this forum.
Short of that, you can right-click on your clips on the timeline or in your media panel and select the option to Interpret Footage.
Thanks for giving me this forum link...I wasn't able to find anything. I will try these suggestions and post an update.
I have footages shot from Everio camcoders (Widescreen) and they work well. Though Premiere Elements works really well with DV-AVI, I would not agree that you have to convert the MOD files to DV-AVI to work with it in Premiere Elements.
I am surprised as how the FAQ here advises the user to do so.
While creating the Project we just need to be sure that the we Choose the correct 'FORMAT' (PAL/NTSC) and the Correct Project settings (STD/WIDE). Once this is done, you should not see any issues with the MOD files, be it STD or Widescreen.
Well, as we always say, Your mileage may vary.
Sometimes, it just all works (particularly if your computer is well set-up, updated and well-tuned), even against the odds. And if it does, that's great!
But for those more-often-than-not challenges, like working with Everio files, we offer the solutions in the FAQ.
I have exactly the same problem. My 16:9 recordings from my Everio GZ-M500 appear in Adobe PE 7 as something that looks like 4:3. I have seen the tip on Interpret Footage, but this is "grey" and not available for this file. I am pretty desperate now since I have tried almost everything I can think of, especially since PE 7 specifically list that they can import Everio .MOD files.
Is there any other tip out there?
I have a Panasonic HD-40 (standard def) and had a similar problem. Even though the camera was set to 16:9 and the project was set to 16:9, the footage was interpreted as 4:3. (Shapes were narrower than in real life.) Pre7 displayed the clips correctly once I went to Edit view and right-clicked the clip, selected Interpret Footage manually, set the Pixel Aspect Ratio (second box down) to
Conform to: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)
If your video can not be re-interpretted, Jostein, it could be because you used a program other than Premiere Elements to capture the video.