So I’m starting this new video show called Phototalking where I interview photographers and then put the interviews up online. I’m doing it with Podtech. I bought a JVC GZ-HD7U high definition hard drive based video recorder (this is the one that Steve Gillmor over at Podtech suggested).
I’ve been able to shoot video and transfer the files over to my Mac’s hard drive. What transferred across are a bunch of files that end in .moi and .tod. The problem is that iMovieHD which came with my Mac doesn’t recognize these files.
Does anyone know of an application that I can use to convert these files to something that can be used by iMovieHD? And what I should convert them into in order to start editing the videos on my Mac?
I have absolutely zero experience with editing video and any help would be appreciated.
Update: Well I think I’ve found something that works. I’m not 100% sure yet, but Trevor Carpenter turned me on to ffmpegX in the comments, it’s a GUI’ed version of the opensource ffmpeg and I just converted one of the .TOD files into a MP4 H.264 file that could be imported into iMovieHD. It does take a bit of time to convert and I did have to go find three additional files on the internet in order to get ffmpegX to work, but so far so good. I’ll keep you posted as to how the progress goes and hopefully we’ll have Phototalking Episode 1 up soon. I’m going to do a whole other post on the new show once I get our first episode up.
Thanks again Trevor!