MODs are a video format created by JVC Everio camcorders. They're similar to MPEGs, and some people have been able to make them editable just by changing their suffix to MPG.
The FAQs to the right of this forum offer more information on dealing with these sometimes challenging video files.
Thanks, Steve. I have passed this information along to the person who created the video, and asked him to do the conversion on his end, as he has the camera and, I assume, the software to handle the conversion.
Figures, somehow ...
Interesting. The thread you cite makes it sound like PE7 can handle this natively.
I decided to try opening one of the .MOD files in PE7 (in a project set up for this), and after a moment or three while it "indexed" the video, it is showing up.
Has anyone had any problems with this? It does look to be okay ...
(a few minutes later ... ) Um ... well ... the quality of the image looks a bit off and playing the first few minutes, I'm getting some odd "green" flashes (they aren't on the original video -- I've seen it) .... Is conversion a better way to go?
I believe it is. Yes.
Um, as your reply was a bit vague, I want to clarify -- you believe that conversion is the correct way to go? Or leaving it as is and using the .MOD file? (Sorry if I sound a bit dense, it's been a loooooong day ...)
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I recommend you use Prism to convert the files to DV-AVIs, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.
If that doesn't work, it's probably best to see if someone else with experience editing Everio files has a suggestion.
As you can see, if you do a Google search on editing Everio files, that camcorder line has some unique challenges.
Sorry I can't offer more help.
Thanks for both the link and the confirmation -- I needed to verify what you were suggesting. I will see what I can see later today or perhaps over the weekend.
Not your fault, but the PRISM installer has a Trojan in it, and I cannot run the install routine ... I have notified their support people about it ... sigh.