How to Upload Videos From JVC Everio

by Jeff Grundy Google

    JVC Everio camcorders enable you to create video memories of people or events virtually anywhere. However, once you've created your videos with an Everio camcorder, you must store them somewhere to make room on the camera's memory card for new clips. Like other modern camcorders, an Everio offers several options for uploading or transferring video clips from the camera to your personal computer. Depending upon the model Everio camcorder you own, you may even be able to upload files from the camera to the PC wirelessly.

    Install Everio File Backup

    Step 1

    Insert the installation disc that shipped with your Everio camcorder into the optical drive of the computer. Wait a few seconds for the Setup Wizard window to appear, then click the "Easy Installation" button.

    Step 2

    Select your preferred language for the application, then click "OK." Accept the End-User License Agreement by clicking "Yes." Follow the remaining prompts to install the Everio File Backup application on your computer, then click "Finish" when prompted.

    Step 3

    Click the "Yes" button if prompted to restart your computer. Remove the installation disc from the optical drive.

    Copying Videos with the USB Data Cable

    Step 1

    Slide the "Power/Mode" selector switch on the Everio camera to the "OFF" position. Open the LCD screen on the camera if you have not already done so.

    Step 2

    Connect the AC adapter to the Everio camera and then plug the other end into an available electrical outlet. Connect the data cable that shipped with your Everio camera to the USB connector on the rear face of the camcorder and to a free USB port on the computer.

    Step 3

    Slide the "Power/Mode" switch on the camcorder to the "STANDBY/ON" position. Press the "DIRECT BACK UP" button on the camera. Alternatively, use the "SET" lever to select the "BACK UP" option on the LCD display screen and then press the down-arrow button if your model does not have a dedicated DIRECT BACK UP button. The Everio File Backup program on the computer launches automatically and copies videos and images from the camcorder to the "Pictures" library folder in Windows.

    Configuring Wi-Fi

    Step 1

    Power on the Everio camcorder, then tap the "Menu" button on the display.

    Step 2

    Tap "Wi-Fi" on the shortcut menu, then tap "Network Settings." Tap "Access Points," "Add," then "Search." Wait a few seconds for the camcorder to locate your wireless router and display its SSID name on the display screen.

    Step 3

    Tap the network name for you router on the display screen, then select the "EZ Registration WPS" option. Enter the network key or password for the wireless router. Tap the "OK" button after the camcorder registers itself on the wireless network and successfully obtains a dynamic IP address from your Wi-Fi router.

    Step 4

    Tap the "Menu" button to return to the main menu screen for the camcorder.

    Configuring Email and Sending Videos via Wi-Fi

    Step 1

    Tap "Menu," then "Wi-Fi." Tap "Network Settings" and then "Mail Setting."

    Step 2

    Tap "Sender's Email," and then enter your email address. Tap "SMTP Server" and enter the outgoing server address for your mail server. If you do not know the SMTP server address for your email account, check with your email service provider for the information.

    Step 3

    Select the authentication method used with your email account as well as your username and password. If you do not know which authentication method you should select, ask your email service provider or refer to its help documentation for the information.

    Step 4

    Tap the "OK" button, and then tap "Menu" to return to the main menu screen.

    Step 5

    Tap the "Menu" button, then tap "Wi-Fi." Tap "Video Mail Attn:" and then enter the email address of the person to which you want to send the video. Enter your own email address if you want to send the video to yourself so you can download it to your computer.

    Step 6

    Tap "Menu," then "Video Mail." Record a short video clip with the Everio camcorder-- up to 15 seconds -- as you normally would. Press the "Stop" button to stop recording.

    Step 7

    Tap "Send" on the display screen. Alternatively, click "Play to Check" to review the video clip before sending it. The Everio camcorder connects to the Internet via your wireless router and sends the video to the email address you specified. Download the video from your email account if you sent it to yourself and want to transfer it to your computer.

    Tips

    • Depending on the video codecs installed on your computer, you may or may not be able to view videos uploaded from your Everio camcorder in Windows Media Player. Nevertheless, you can use the PowerCinema app that you installed as part of the File Backup installation to view videos transferred from the camcorder to your PC.

    Warnings

    • Everio camcorders that support Wi-Fi allow you to email videos up to only 15 seconds in length. If you want to upload larger videos to your computer, you must use the USB data cable.

    Required Items

    • JVC Everio software installation CD
    • USB data cable (optional)
    • Wi-Fi router and wireless connected PC (optional)

    About the Author

    Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since 1995. Since that time, Grundy has written many guides to using various applications that are published on numerous how-to and tutorial sites. Born and raised in South Georgia, Grundy holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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