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Old September 3rd, 2007, 10:26 AM   #1
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JVC Everio (Dumb Question)

Good Morning

I have read several posts here and I am impressed with the amount of knowedge that you have. Here is my problem and I hope i do not sound dumb when I ask.

I am a new MAC user and I just switched from Windows about 3 weeks ago. I can work my way around premiere pro, but I am new to quicktime and final cut. I have a JVC Everio HD7U camera (Dumb Purchase) that saves the files with the extension .tod.

I checked out the cineform HD codec and downloaded a trial which was CFHDCodec 1.4.0.39.dmg. I installed the codec just fine and it seemed to go to Quicktime. I have quicktime pro so I am sure there is no problem there.

Cineform HD says that it takes a .tod file from the Everio Camera.

Problem is this: How do i use this Codec to transfer my .tod files to something else.

I feel REALLY stupid and I am sure the answer is straight forward, but i am at a loss and you folks are the gurus.

Thanks in advance,

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 10:43 AM   #2
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The Mac codec came with all the Windows files conversion tools (not yet ported to the Mac.) You can run the converison tools under PC emulaters like Boot Camp or Parallels. The JVC .TOD files can be converted to CineForm MOV files that work under FCP.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 10:54 AM   #3
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So i must use a windows App to get this done??
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 11:12 AM   #4
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Yes. It is include with the Mac license, so it is not a separate purchase -- all part of the NEO HD or NEO 2K package.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 12:40 PM   #5
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Another dumb question.

Can you give me the workflow for doing this on a windows machine and then using it on my mac?

I am guessing that I use the software, kick out the QT file and then run it to an external and bring it into my mac??

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 03:47 PM   #6
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Run HDlink, click on the convert TAB, under Prefs select "MOV" for output, select your .TOD files, press "Start". Now you have CineForm MOV files that you can directly use in FCP.

Give it a try, it is very simple.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:28 PM   #7
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Thanks David

Before I do this, is the conversion "real time" or less?

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:40 PM   #8
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Real-time on file based conversions is an odd term, basically it will go as fast as you PC supports. On modern PC that is faster than 1:1.
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