MOD video format is one of SD recording format, used in digital tapeless camcorders like JVC GZ, Panasonic and Canon FS series. The MOD files produced by the camera are muxed MPEG-2 files with the audio mixed in a non-standard Dolby Digital Stereo setup.
The following camcorder shoot MOD video format:
JVC MOD camcorders
GZ-MG130, GZ-MG155, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG555, GZ-MS100U, GZ-MG7230, GZ-MG630, GZ-MG670, GZ-MG680, etc.
Panasonic MOD camcorders
SDR-H20, SDR-H60,SDR-S7, SDR-SW20, SDR-SW21, SDR-S26….
Canon MOD CamcordersFS300, FS200, FS100, FS21, FS11, FS22,etc.
Tips on connecting MOD camcorder to Mac:
Make sure your camcorder is set to the correct mode for importing photos and videos.
The first step is to locate the four-pin FireWire port on your video camcorder. Once it is successfully connected, take the other end of the FireWire cable, the larger six pin end, and insert it into the FireWire port of your Mac.
Renaming MOD to MPG is considered as the common solution for playback MOD shooting. However, you will find it doesn’t work sometime, as it exports blurring video or no audio. Is there any other way out? Yes. There are some freewares like MPlayer OSX or VLC Media Player that can play MOD files on Mac. You can try the free program firstly. If the preview effect doesn’t meet your expectation, i suggest you to test another third-party shareware-Doremisoft MOD Video Converter for Mac, which can decode and convert MOD video to Mac-friendly formats like MOV, MPEG4, H.264, DV, etc with the optimal output quality. Those formats can be well compatible with QuickTime, iTunes and more. Plus, if you would like to share the .mod footage on YouTube, choose FLV or QuickTime MOV video format is recommended.
More favorable features about MOD video Converter:
1. Support MOD to almost any video format conversion
Convert MOD to MPEG, MOD to MOV, MOD to 3GP, etc.
2. Well workable on mac editing softwares and portable devices
iMovie, FCE, FCP, etc and mobile players like iPad, iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, etc.
3. Provide rich options for settings (cutting or join videos, changing the video dimension, adjusting video effect and more)