Apparently, TOD is a flavor of MPEG2, used by JVC HD cameras from 2009 or older.
I found this which might help you (FYI, Google is your friend):
From the above link:
"Stage 1 - download all movie data (files & folders in 'SD_VIDEO') from HD7 via USB
Stage 2 (Optional) - Rename files - I find e.g. 'MOV03A' in folder 'PRG007' not very helpful (also the 'hex' suffix (e.g. 03A) tends to confuse some sorting processes). Therefore I bulk rename using PFRANK (from http://www3.telus.net/pfrank/) this is all amatter of choice, but as an example I include Project name, shooting date & time (actually file date/time), and the original 'hex suffix' (just to allow any back-track) in the new name.
Stage 3 - De-mux TOD file - the TOD file is an MPEG video file wrapped up in Transport Stream (TS) packet data. To remove the TS packet data I use MPEGStreamClip (from http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MPEG_StreamClip) & QuickTime Alternative (needed by MPEGStreamClip) (from http://www.filehippo.com/download_qu...ernative/?2615).
Startup MPEGStreamClip and load the TOD files via List/BatchList and then select the 'Convert to MPEG with MP2 Audio' option, select the destination, and hey presto! - full-quality mpeg2 file(s)."
Another possible solution:
Rename the files from extension.TOD to extension .M2TS
thanks for help! it works if i change extension to m2ts... but one question, by chaning .tod to .m2ts will the video lose quality? thanks\!!!
See this page for a list of supported import formats.
Here's an important and relevant note from that page:
"Note: Some MPEG data formats are stored in container formats with filename extensions that are not recognized by After Effects; examples include .vob and .mod. In some cases, you can import these files into After Effects after changing the filename extension to one of the recognized filename extensions. Because of variations in implementation in these container formats, compatibility is not guaranteed."
> How can it not be supported in one of the best video editing software?
Professional video software differs from non-professional video software in a lot of ways. One way is testing. We won't say that we support a format unless we've been able to test it thoroughly. And we can't test every single format. So the list of supported formats doesn't include every format in existence. We determine what to test and support based on customer feedback. We don't get many requests for .TOD files, likely because professional cameras don't use that format. But you can submit a feature request to ask us to add that format.
By the way, the use of the word 'raw' in your message is misleading. The term 'raw' refers to images that have not been compressed, altered, or processed in any way. A .TOD file includes very heavily compressed video that has already lost a lot of quality just by being recorded to that format.
Rename the extension from TOD to M2TS and it should import into Premiere CS5 with no problem. I am using a JVC GZ-HD7U camera and imported 1920 x 1080 video without any problem. M2T will allow you to import, but you cannot work with the file. It must be M2TS. You still have to wait for the indexing and conforming, but it's way faster than converting files. Good luck. - Dan
Im also new to after effects, but what I did was convert my TOD files from my JVC camera to AVI by using AVS video converter.
Works every time.