FREE Conversion .TOD files to .mpg fast (GZ-HD3 GZ-HD7)
Option A: In combination with AVID Liquid 7.2 you can rename the files from video.TOD into video.m2t and the software will import the media. It must be the most recent patch version.
Option B: In combination with
Canopus Edius Pro you can rename the files from video.TOD into video.m2p or .m2t and the software will import the media.
Option C: Pass-thru via the supplied original software to remove 4-bytes from each frame and create a 1:1 video file in a more generic MPG format. This is explained below. Note, there are many players which can not handle the original files simply with a name change to .mpg - this conversion is robust and reliable.
Has been tested with XP and SP - has not been tested with CBR1440.
Open Cyberlink PowerDirector Express 5 NE (bundled) and set some preferences.
Setup the preferences for file locations. If you intend to export .TOD files to another application such as Adobe Premiere then it will be easier to track the locations of the Cyberlink output.
Download video files from the camera via USB to the designated storage area. Rename files as required. Default names can cause problems later.
This document is for educational purposes only. Some items shown here may not apply to your region or system. There is no express or implied assurance given as to the validity of this information. This page has been constructed to show how the supplied software bundled with the camera can be used to convert file formats in a simple way. If you do not have the same software then it may vary.