Play MOD video on Mac/Windows
1. What is MOD format
MOD is the informal recording format of tapeless video formats used by JVC (MOD and TOD), Panasonic (MOD only) and Canon (MOD only) in some models of digital camcorders, such as JVC GZ-MG630, GZ-MG670, GZ-MG680, Panasonic SDR-S50, SDR-T50P, SDR-T55P, SDR-H85P, SDR-H100 and Canon FS200, FS21, FS22 series.
MOD uses MPEG2 compression for video and MPEG-1 Audio Layer II compression for the audio track, so MOD video can be viewed on a computer with a player that is capable of reproducing MPEG-2 video. This video can be easily authored for watching on a DVD player without recompression, because it is fully compliant with DVD-video standard.
2. How to play MOD files on Mac
Since Mac native media QuickTime doesn't support MOD file, and iMovie/FCP/FCE/iTunes cannot directly accept MOD video as input, if you wanna play MOD files on Mac, you have download a MOD Player or MOD Converter to do the job.
1) The most reliable MOD Player for Mac- VLC Player
VLC player is a totally free and open source media player which enables users to play MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, H.264, MOV, MP3, AC3 and much more video/audio formats. Because MOD extension is based on MPEG-2 video compression and MPEG-1 Audio Layer II compression, so the VLC Player can play the MOD recordings from the JVC/Panasonic/Canon camcorders.
In addition, VLC Player is fully compatible with Windows/Mac/Lunix OS, so you can feel free to play MOD file with VLC media player.
Here this Mac MOD Converter can be used as a simple mod player that makes play MOD file as easy as 1 2 3. Besides, it supports to convert MOD files to a large number of video/audio formats like MOV, MKV, MPEG4, MPEG2, H.264, AVI, DivX, Xvid, etc flawlessly on Mac OS X. And it can convert MOD videos to the accepted formats by QuickTime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod easily and rapidly.
In addition, it can also work as a basic MOD video Editor which enables users to Deinterlace the interlaced video to get vivid and smooth images, Trim video duration, Merge files together, set video Effect like contrast/saturation/brightness, Replace audio tracks and so on.
Mac MOD Video Converter can run perfectly on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion.