I have a JVC Everio GZ-MG70U HDD camcorder. I really do enjoy using it but I do not enjoy trying to use the software that came bundled with it (Cyberlink Power Director Express). Let me further explain my conundrum:
I dumped my video files from the camcorder onto my hard drive via the supplied USB cable. The downloaded movie file is a .mod (mpeg-2), which I am sure you all know. When I import the .mod file to Power Director I can see the video (on the viewer) as long as I play it from the Editing area (top left part of screen). If I drag & drop said .mod file to the Workspace down below and try to play it all I get is a green screen on the viewer. There is sound, just no pixels - no video. I would assume that I would be able to see video either way but then again, maybe not. And that explains why I am here... asking one of you.
I did surf through alot of threads and posts and replies on this forum over the past few nights. I even tried some of the recommendations but I have not been able to conquer this yet. I have tried renaming the .mod files to .mpeg... nope, didn't work. I even tried going to the Power Producer Gold; just to see if I would get video there... erm, no... nada, zip, zilch, nothing, kaput. Argh!
I must be doing something wrong, certainly! What it is, I haven't the slightest clue. Someone please opine. Show me the error(s) of my ways. Why JVC bundled software unfriendly with the camera is beyond my realm of imagination. My question to you is: What do I do? Do I keep the Cyberlink and if so, how do I get it to work? Or, do I purchase new and better software to get the job done? If I do that I would ideally like the cheapest with the best end product. I would like to think that Cyberlink is the way to go... I would like to think... That is what I want because it is cheap. I love cheap. Cheap is good. But I am open to whatever is the best solution.
Sorry for the lengthy thread, but I wanted those who read this to have a pretty clear understanding of my misfortunes. I would graciously entertain any, and all, replies. I have a lot of video footage that my wife keeps nagging me to put on a DVD for the grandparents. Thank you in advance...