CONT File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CONT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CONT for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different CONT openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CONT

While we know of one file format using the .CONT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CONT file.

Various viewers for this file format

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
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
VideoCam SuiteVideoCam SuiteUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CONT-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CONT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!