You should import the video using a USB connection and the File Transfer Utility Software (on the CD). You will then have mpeg2 files to work with . If you get the files from the SD card, they will have the extension ‘.mod‘. It’s possible to change these into mpeg2 files simply by changing the extension to ‘.mpg‘, but the resultant files may be missing some information.
1. Create a folder on your computer where you plan to store all your files for this video project.
2. Connect the camcorder to the power supply.
3. Turn on the camcorder.
4. Switch it to playback mode.
5. Attach the USB cable to the computer and then to the camcorder.
6. After a few seconds, the camcorder display should show that the camera is connected and a warning will appear on the screen. It may, however, take your computer several seconds to recognize the camcorder.
7. The File Transfer Utility should open automatically on your computer. If it doesn’t, you can open it by double-clicking the appropriate item on the desktop.
8. When the transfer utility program opens, select Video File Import.
9. Then click on settings and then preferences and select the folder you created for your project as the import destination. Once that is done, click on ‘OK’ on both dialogue boxes.
10. Select import all videos.
11. After the import process is finished, select OK to view your files in the folder. If everything is OK, you can disconnect the camera by clicking on the ‘Remove Hardware’ icon on your desktop toolbar and then clicking on the drive the camcorder is connected to. Wait for the safe to remove dialogue box to appear.
12. You can now disconnect the Camcorder. When the camcorder’s playback display has returned, you can turn it off.
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