Nowadays, people like using HD DV/ camcorders to record the beautiful sceneries or moment of life. After a period of time, they may find their HD devices like JVC Everio, Panasonic or Canon are full. Now transfer the MOD files or TOD file into Windows or Mac. However the problem emerges that how to play or edit those unkind MOD files or TOD files which can not be easily played or edit by normal player or editor, such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, QuickTime etc.
Take Windows Movie Maker for example, which is a commonly used video editor, but the default formats are .WMV/.ASF, .MPG (MPEG-1), .AVI (DV-AVI), .WMA, .WAV, and .MP3. Additionally, the Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Movie Maker support importing MPEG-2 Program streams and DVR-MS formats. Thus, general speaking, a MOD converter would work with those MOD video files well.
A Mod Converter can help to convert MOD files from JVC camcorders, Panasonic camcorders, and Canon camcorders to common editable HD video formats or common video formats. Such as HD AVI, HD MOV, HD MPG, HD WMV, HD MP4, MPG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, DivX, XviD, AVI, FLV, MP4, MOV, 3GP etc.
A Mod Converter can assist to free edit the effect of MOD file for better playback. Modifying video effect: brightness / contrast / saturation / hue; Joining or merging MOD files; Cropping / Splitting / Clipping JVC camcorder videos etc.
Step 1: Add MOD files.
Drag & drop MOD files to the program. Or go to "File" menu, choose "Add Video / Audio files" to locate the files you want to add. This software supports batch conversion, it allows you to import several multimedia files so that you can convert several videos or audios in one go and enjoy fast conversion speed.
Step 2, Select AVI as output format and choose the output destination.
It provides optimized presets: Apple devices including iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV; Apple Software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro; and a variety of players like PSP, PS3 Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, Nintento Wii, Walkman, Creative Zen, Sandisk Sansa, etc., making the video conversion for your portable devices easily within 3 steps.
Please click this button to select the output profile, such as AVI, and choose the output directory.
If you want to edit your video file, please click this button, it will automatically show you, it include splitting, cropping, rotation, video adjustments, etc.
Step3: Start MOD to AVI conversion
Click the "Convert" button to start video conversion and then you can just go out for a walk or take a nap, and the conversion may have been finished when you come back. This smart video converter can shut down your Mac automatically when the conversion is done.
Below styles output MOD file/MOD video for your reference.
JVC MOD camcorders
2005: GZ-MG30 (HDD), GZ-MG70 (HDD)
2006: GZ-MG37 (HDD), GZ-MG77 (HDD), GZ-MG505 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2007: GZ-MG130 (HDD), GZ-MG155 (HDD), GZ-MG175 (HDD, SD/SDHC card), GZ-MG255 (HDD), GZ-MG555 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2008: GZ-MS100U (SD/SDHC card)
2008: GZ-MG7230 (30 GB HDD, MicroSD)
2009: GZ-MG630 (60 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG670 (80 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG680 (120 GB HDD, MicroSD)
Panasonic MOD camcorders
2008: SDR-H20 (HDD, SD/SDHC card), SDR-H60 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2008: SDR-S7 (SD/SDHC card)
2008: SDR-SW20 (SD/SDHC card)
2009: SDR-SW21 (SD/SDHC card)
2009: SDR-S26 (SD/SDHC card)
2010: SDR-S50 (SD/SDHC/SDXC card), SDR-T50P, SDR-T55P (SD/SDHC/SDXC card, internal flash), SDR-H85P (SD/SDHC/SDXC card, hard drive)
Canon MOD Camcorders
2008: FS100 (SDHC), FS10 (SDHC), FS11 (SDHC)
2009: FS200 (SDHC), FS21 (SDHC), FS22 (SDHC)
What is MOD?
MOD and TOD are informal names of tapeless video formats used by JVC (MOD and TOD), Panasonic (MOD only) and Canon (MOD only) in some models of digital camcorders. Format names correspond to extensions of video files. Neither JVC nor Panasonic, who pioneered the format, explained meaning of the file extensions, and the formats were never given an official name. Some think that TOD stands for "Transport stream on disk". MOD is used exclusively for standard definition video files, while TOD is used for high definition files.
Capture every memorable moment of life with a powerful camera. Maybe it is a dream most of us have, with the development of the technology and society. Panasonic HDC-SDT750 comes into being which is the first 3D DV camera in the world. In addition to shoot 3D images, it can also take 1080p and 60fps Full HD AVCHD format video. While what do you know about AVCHD? Following this paper, we will give you a deeper introduction about it.
AVCHD is a file-based format for the recording and playback of high-definition video dvelopped jointly by Sony and Panasonic for use in high definition consumer camcorders. As we all know, AVCHD standard based on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video encoding, supports 480i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p format, and supports 5.1-channel Dolby digital AC-3 or linear PCM 7.1-channel audio compression. With it, we can store video on DVD discs, hard disk drives, non-removable solid-state memory, and removable flash memory such as Secure Digital and Memory Stick cards.
Along with the big screen high-definition television more and more into the home, home video camera is also faced with hd upgrade requirements. For Japan's leading consumer electronic equipment manufacturers, the upgrade to high definition has become an inevitable trend. Though they have introduced a variety of high-definition camera, including VD-ROM, Mini DV tape and flash memory cards, these efforts could backfire. Because the format is not compatible between each other, which will drag suppliers and consumers into confusion inevitably. Untill AVCHD who combine the existing structure of DVD and the advanced codec based on h.264 compression technique appears, it have solved most of the problem.
There exists some difference between AVCHD and other formats. It integrates the HDV emerged in 2003, based on Mini DV tape and the new method to store video content into SD card. Now leaflets can store about 20 minutes of high-resolution video content with a Mini DVD AVCHD discs just have 8 cm. What's more, double-layer and double-sided discs can store more than 1 hour. While, the mini-DVD discs without the AVCHD encoding can only store the generally 480i video content for about 30 minutes.
In addition to the existing advantage, sony may give us more surprises so that AVCHD can have more developments and be widely used in future. Some people expected that SONY will release A77, NEX-7 and VG20 supporting new AVCHD 2.0 standard. Does it mean that a new powerful video recording capabilities will emerge? I think that still needs further information to determine.