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How to convert MOD to QuickTime MOV on Mac and PC machine

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:23 PM

Digital camcorders such as JVC Everio, Canon FS/HF series and some Panasonic SDR, use a .MOD extension to save their video files. Although it's a great way to record videos in vacation or on a report using this kind of camcorder, you have to encounter the issue in front of you: how to manage these incompatible MOD video files. You can easily perform a simple rename of your .MOD file into AVI or MPG files and work in Windows Media Player or many other top tier video applications, but the MOD files with the audio mixed in a non-standard Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound setup will result in audio out of synch and even no audio played.

So, if you just want to playback MOD video files on QuickTime or VLC on your Mac, you can simply rename them. For other purposes, one of the effective ways is to convert them to a standard and popular video format. Today we're going to use media conversion software to convert the original MOD files to .MOV for Mac OS X. Before the detailed steps, let's take a look at the software we will use.

Video Converter for Mac is the user-friendly software that converts from MOD to QuickTime .MOV file on Mac, and any other format to just about other major of formats you want. A group of device presets available to convert your videos for playback on your portable device with right size. You can also take advantage of advanced options to fine tune the encoding settings of video and audio.

The program has its equivalent version for Windows users to convert MOD files - Video Converter for Windows.

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This general text instruction below will walk you through converting a digital video file from MOD to QuickTime .mov on Mac OS X for example.

Step 1: Load MOD files

Launch the program, you will find the interface is intuitive and the learning curve is fairly small.

Click "Add File" button to open the file browser window and navigate to the MOD files you would like to convert. You can also drag-and-drop files to the interface of this Mac MOD to MOV Converter.

Step 2: Choose the export option

Click "Profile" drop-down list, then choose MOV as output file and it automatically gives you the optimized encoding settings but, if you know what you are doing you can modify most settings manually.

Before starting the encoding, you may want to select the location that this MOD to MOV video converter is saving the file and this can be done simply by clicking the "Browse" button next to the "Destination" box.

Alternatively you may want to convert MOD file for a media device like iPad, Apple TV, Xbox 360, there is an easy way to quickly configure all the settings you need. Simply choose from the selection of device presets in the sidebar tray. This list includes Apple Device, Xbox, Android, Mobile phones, etc.

Edit MOD files before the conversion: (optional)

In addition to converting videos, the mod to mov Mac application also acts as an editor: You can trim and crop the video, change the video effect, add text watermark and more.

Step 3: Start MOD to MOV conversion

Hit the blue "Convert" button to begin converting .MOD to .MOV on your Mac. Wait for the application to convert the file you imported to QuickTime MOV format.

Generally, The longer the video is, the longer the encoding process. A process bar will be shown to display how much longer the source videos are going to be.

Camcorder Models (shot as .MOD format)

JVC: GZ-MG30, GZ-MG70, GZ-MG37, GZ-MG77, GZ-MG505, GZ-MG130, GZ-MG155, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG555;
Panasonic: SV-AV100, SDR-S100, SDR-S150, SDR-S10, SDR-H18, SDR-H20, SDR-H100, SDR-H200, SDR-S7, SDR-H200, SDR-H40, SDR-S50, SDR-H60, SDR-SW20, SDR-SW21, SDR-S26, SDR-T50P, SDR-T55P, SDR-H85P;
Canon: FS100, FS10, FS11, FS200, FS21, FS22

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