How to Convert MOD Files to MP4 on Mac or Windows
Why Convert MOD rather than renaming MOD to AVI file extension?
The MOD is a video file format widely used in videos created by JVC GZ-MG, Panasonic SDR and Canon FS series digital camcorders. It is nothing but MPEG-2 files with AC3 audio, so if the program supports MPEG-2 files, then there should be no trouble to support MOD files. You can easily renamed MOD into .AVI or .MPG format and can then be widely recognized by Windows Media Player, QuickTime and most video editing programs.
Indeed, though the renamed process is simple and quick, not every time you can play video smoothly. As its audio in a non-standard Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound setup, sometimes, you will find that there is no sound from the videos, or the sound is out of synch. Some movie editing programs (like iMovie, FCP) and DVD burning software don't even recognize the MOD files you're trying to import. This is why I highly suggest converting the MOD to AVI (MPEG-4, MJPEG, XviD, H.264) file rather than simply rename.
Video Converter for Mac in this article we'll use is a richly featured video conversion tool that can help you convert MOD to AVI files for Mac OS X, and transcode a laundry list of video formats to output in practically every popular format you can think of. It supports a bunch of options to fine-tune the settings for the video. You can also utilize video editing tools that come with this software, including trimming, cropping, splitting, adjusting brightness, contrast and saturation and so on.
For those who're running a Windows system, please use its equivalent version - Video Converter for Windows to convert .MOD Video Files.
Step 1: Add MOD files to the software
Launch this MOD to AVI converter, you will be shown with a streamlined and simple interface. The next thing you need to do is simply drag-n-drop MOD files to the program, or choose "Add File" to locate the MOD files you want to add. Batch processing is supported, so you can queue up as many files as you like. Do note that under the video listing area you will see "Merge" option which enables you to combine files together.
Step 2: Configure output options
Select an output file format in which you want to convert the video. Click "Profile" drop-down list to open the following panel, and choose AVI under "General Video" category. It offers 30+ type of video formats to export, which making it possible to play a file on any device/player/application that you own.
Check the button that named "Settings", for an experienced user, click on it so you can fine tune the video and audio encoding settings if required.
The MOD to AVI converter for Mac also supplies a ton of preset options and tweaks to make sure all of your videos are just right for your media device. It's really convenient for some folks who want to enjoy videos on device for maximum compatibility.
Step 3: Start converting MOD files to AVI on Mac
When all settings are done, all you need to do is simply click "Convert" button, and let's this smart video converter do the rest. A small blue bar will appear, displaying how far along you are in the process.
After the conversion, open the folder and find your new created AVI files, enjoy!
Supports MOD files from various HD camcorders like: JVC GZ-MG30, JVC GZ-MG70, JVC GZ-MG37, JVC GZ-MG77, JVC GZ-MG50, JVC GZ-MG130, JVC GZ-MG155, JVC GZ-MG255, JVC GZ-MG555, Canon FS100, Canon FS10, Canon FS11, Panasonic SDR-S100, Panasonic SDR-S150, Panasonic SDR-S10, Panasonic SDR-H18, Panasonic SDR-H200, Panasonic SDR-H40, Panasonic SDR-H60, Panasonic SDR-SW20, etc.