5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2011 10:22 AM by pgoodwin
motwinsplus1g Level 1 (0 points)
Well I've officially reached the age where I can't figure anything out. I have a JVC GZ-MG630SU with a full hard drive. When I plug into the computer and click on One Step, it gives me this message:

+To use OneStep DVD, connect your digital video camera to your computer using a FireWire cable. Then turn on your camera and make sure it's in VCR mode.+

+Click OK and insert a blank disc. OneStep DVD rewinds the tape, imports your video, and burns it to a DVD.+

I go through the steps, but it never gets past this message. It just keeps popping up. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. The video camera is about a year old. All I want to do is transfer everything over to discs. No editing.

Can anyone help?


Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • F Shippey Level 7 (21,500 points)
    Your JVC GZ-MG630SU isn't on the list of iMovie '11 supported cameras. http://help.apple.com/imovie/cameras/en/index.html?lang=en_US

    I don't believe you can use the OneStep process. Can you copy the video files to your hard drive?
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,755 points)
    JVC released the Quicktime Components update:


    which should take care of TOD files playing in Quicktime, but:

    The answer to your question depends on which model JVC camcorder you have.

    Here are a few basics:

    1. If you have a JVC HD Everio that records in the AVCHD high definition file format (.mts file extension), and you have an Mac with an Intel processor, (sound like you do) running iMovie '08 or '09, then it should be no problem. Simply connect the camcorder via USB and launch iMovie.

    2. If you have a slightly older JVC HD Everio that records MPEG2 high definition (.tod file format), then it is easiest if you record in the special 1440CBR mode, and transfer your video to your Mac using an i.Link (Firewire Connection) using the "Playlist Dubbing" process which is explained in your owner's manual.

    See also this post from Chris at JVC dated March 4, 2010 at the end of this thread:

  • motwinsplus1g Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you, both, for your replies. I do have the Everio HD, and I have done it through iMovie in the past, but it's not working now. I think I have too many files. I was hoping to just plug in the camera (which the salesperson said I could do w/my camera and Macbook), open up iDVD, insert the discs and transfer. I never thought it would be this much trouble. I'll try the Quicktime update you mentioned.

    Thanks again,
  • Chris@JVC Level 1 (10 points)
    All you need to do is connect via USB, then launch iMovie. Then, it will recognize you camcorder and start the import. It is fully compatible with iMovie. Should be zero problem.

    Don't copy the video to your hard drive first. That will make it much more difficult.

    Also, no software update/plug in of any kind is needed.

  • pgoodwin Level 1 (130 points)
    I have the JVC Everio HD camera too. It works OK in iMove - pulls it in fine, but iDVD OneStep doesn't work. The camera mounts OK but the iDVD software just doesn't do anything once you start the process. The camera just sits there waiting for iDVD and iDVD just sits there waiting for the camera.