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.MOD

Some digital Camcorder models (I.E JVC Everio) save their videos in the .MOD video format. These files are often accompanied with small .MOI files which contain the videos’ time-stamp information. Video is recorded in the MOD format can be changed manually to M2V for Mac recognizable.

The .MOD format is simply a MPEG2 formatted video file, and if you simply wish to view the files on your computer, it is reportedly safe to rename the extension from .mod to .mpg or .avi.

The known camcorder models that use the .MOD format are:

JVC: GZ-MG30, GZ-MG70, GZ-MG37, GZ-MG77, GZ-MG505, GZ-MG130, GZ-MG155, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG555

Panasonic: SDR-S100, SDR-S150, SDR-S10, SDR-H18, SDR-H200, SDR-H40, SDR-H60, SDR-SW20

Canon: FS100, FS10, FS11

Convert MOD to AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, 3GP, etc on Mac OS X.

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.TOD

The .TOD file format was created by JVC, to be used by their high-definition camcorder range (I.E JVC Everio).

The .TOD format is simply an MPEG2 formatted video file. If you wish to view the file on your computer, it is reportedly safe to rename the extension from .TOD to .mpg.

The known camcorder TODels that use the .TOD format are:

JVC: GZ-HD7, GZ-HD3, GZ-HD5, GZ-HD6, GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40

Convert TOD to AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, 3GP, etc on Mac OS X.

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AVCHD

AVCHD is a format for recording and playback of high definition video. Video is compressed in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, and audio is recorded in Dolby Digital. It is always used for Camcorder video of Sony and Panasonic.

AVCHD specification allows using several kinds of recording media, in particular recordable DVD discs, memory cards, non-removable solid-state memory and hard disk drives. AVCHD camcorders do not use magnetic tape.

***If you want to import AVCHD (TS, MTS, M2TS, TOD, MOD, etc) to iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro and other video editing software, just convert AVCHD to MOV.

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