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What are CONT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CONT file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CONT files.

What is a CONT file?

The .cont file extension is used as a settings, options and theme file format that was developed by Panasonic Corporation for some of their HD camcorder products. These .cont files are also known as Panasonic camcorder extra files. A .cont file normally contains code that is used by these Panasonic HD camcorders to apply user-specified settings and built-in functions to the firmware and hardware configurations of the HD camcorders.These CONT files are found in data storage devices that are equipped into supported Panasonic HD camcorders. The code in these .cont files can extend the functionality of these Panasonic HD camcorders, including face recognition features, thumbnail creation functions and so on. These CONT files can also be used with the Panasonic HD Writer software to edit and add certain effects to digital video recording output files that are generated by these Panasonic HD camcorders.A .cont file can be opened and edited using the Panasonic HD Writer software, which is a Windows PC program. These CONT files can also be created by the Panasonic HD camcorder itself or the Panasonic HD Writer software.

How to open CONT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CONT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CONT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested five different CONT openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 31, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CONT files. Remember, different programs may use CONT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

HD WriterHD WriterUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
VideoCam SuiteVideoCam SuiteUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerDiscontinued

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