Connecting to the Everio
The Everio camcorder appears as a USB mass storage device. To make it behave properly:
- Turn on the camcorder
- Attach the mini USB cable
- Select "Connect to device" on the camcorder LCD
Finding the clips
The clips are stord in the sd_video folder on the mounted drive. There are subdirectories that start prgXXX (e.g. prg001) in which you will find a bunch of MOD files - these are your videos.
Using the clips
The clips are valid MPEG2 clips EXCEPT they have been pre-formatted for DVD writing. This means they are interlaced. 99% of players don't notice this and just play the interlaced version, so you will probably get a poor output when using a computer. If you want to edit or publish the videos, you need to deinterlace the video, or use a MOD-aware editor.
Under Windows, you can use the CyberLink? PowerDirector? software to convert or edit MOD files. This comes on the CD in the camcorder box. More professional software like Adobe products recognise MOD files.
Under Linux, your best bet is to deinterlace the files before doing anything. Try:
ffmpeg -i <input file>.mod -deinterlace <output file>.mpg
To get a nice 16:9 MPG that will play on screen.