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How to convert MOD to MP4 on Mac OS X and Windows

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

MOD is a file type created by digital video cameras like JVC's Everio camcorders, Panasonic SDR and Canon FS camcorders. The MOD is actually an MPEG-2 Program Stream file with a display aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9 (widescreen), in most cases, you can rename the video with file extension of .MOD to .MPG to open and view on desktop video playing applications. Unfortunately, iMovie, Final Cut Pro and some other video editing software refuse to open or import MOD files natively, and the sound of renamed file goes progressively out of synch occasionally.

So, if you have some MOD files on your hard drive, you have option to convert the MOD to MP4 file for Mac and Windows applications, the MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) has much wilder compatibilities with QuickTime, Windows Media Player and other video programs.

Mac users can take advantage of Video Converter for Mac to convert your MOD videos to MP4 on Mac OS X. It is a reliable yet universal program that you can feed it just about any video format and it will transcode it into a modern format perfect. And it well supports outputting formats perfectly suited for a wide range of different Android or iOS devices, or to play on any number of other devices.

For those running a Windows machine there is an equivalent version to convert MOD to MP4 video format - Video Converter for Windows.

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The models of digital camcorders using .mod file format are: JVC GZ-MG30, GZ-MG70, GZ-MG37, GZ-MG77, GZ-MG50, GZ-MG130, GZ-MG155, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG555, GZ-MS100U, GZ-MG7230, GZ-MG630, GZ-MG670, and GZ-MG680; Panasonic SDR-S100, SDR-S150, SDR-S10, SDR-H18, SDR-H85, SDR-H100, SDR-H200, SDR-H40, SDR-H60 and SDR-SW20; Canon FS100, FS10, FS11, etc.

So now that you have downloaded the copy of the converter, let's walk you through the process of converting MOD to MP4 on Mac OS X. The process in Windows is same.

Step 1: Add MOD files to this MOD to MP4 converter for Mac

Once you launch the program, you will instantly notice that its interface is quiet user-friendly, flaunting each feature it offers right up-front.

To select videos you would like to convert, hit the "Add File" button on the top left corner to browse for the video files and load them. You may also use drag-n-drop feature to import files to the workspace of the software.

Step 2: Set up your conversion options

Click "Profile" drop-down list, in the list of "General Video", select your desired output format: H.264 Video (*.mp4) or MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4).

For an advanced user, you might want to pay extra attention to output settings. The program gives you control over a few video/audio settings, depending on your specific needs. For the most part you can leave this alone.

To simplify the process of choosing output settings, the program has a group of presets for quick conversions. If converting specifically for one of the devices listed in the preset list, simply click on that device and the settings will be automatically applied in the output settings window.

Step 3: Start MOD to MP4 conversion on Mac

Once you have everything set the way you want it, click the big blue "Convert" button at the lower right corner of the screen to begin the process. As soon as the percentage of the track in process bar shows 100%, your MOD file will get converted into MP4 completely.

Congratulations! You have successfully converted a MOD file to a MP4 format, enjoy it!

.MOD File Extension

Mod include sequencing information and waveform samples. It is more a music than a sound format. Files of MOD format store digitized instruments and contain a musical score which produces a lengthy composition with a very small amount of data.

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