How to Convert TOD Videos into Flash Videos?


TOD is the informal name of tapeless video format used by JVC. TOD files possess high definition. TOD format is comparable with AVCHD, but cannot be directly played on consumer video equipment. Media files must be packaged into distribution formats like HD DVD or Blu-ray Disc, using authoring software. One of TOD recording modes, "1440CBR", has the same frame size, aspect ratio and frame rate as 1080i HDV, and can be loosely called "HDV on disk".

JVC TOD camcorders:


March2008: GZ-HD5 (HDD, MicroSD), GZ-HD6 (HDD, MicroSD)

June 2008: GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40 (HDD, MicroSD, capable of both TOD and AVCHD recording)


Flash Video is a container file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player versions 6–10. Flash Video content may also be embedded within SWF files. There are two different video file formats known as Flash Video: FLV and F4V. Flash Video has been accepted as the default online video format by many sites. Notable users of it include YouTube, Hulu, VEVO, Yahoo! Video, metacafe,, and many other news providers.


-- from Wikipedia.


Step 1: Download iCoolsoft Flash Video Converter, install and start this software.


Step 2: Click "File" menu or click button "Add File" to add the TOD videos you want to convert. You can also drag the TOD videos into the interface of the software directly. It allows you to add several files at a time.




1). While previewing TOD video in the preview pane, click the camera button then the video image being displayed will be saved as GIF, JPEG, or BMP format for you to use or storage.

2). Button "Merge" can help you to merge several files into one file.



Step 3: Click button "Effect", "Trim", or "Crop" to edit the TOD video if you need. You can also add text or picture watermark in the "Edit" window.



Step 4: Set the output parameters by clicking button "Settings".



Step 5: Choose Flash Video format as the output format from "Profile" combo-box, and set export folder by clicking "Browse" button.


Step 6: Click "Convert" button to start the conversion.