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MOD Files on Mac OS, How to Play Camcorder MOD Files on Mac

Similar to TOD, MOD is a kind of recording format being used in digital tapeless camcorder like JVC, Panasonic, Canon. MOD video format is comparable to XDCAM EX, HDV and AVCHD.

MOD is used exclusively for standard definition video files, while TOD is used for high definition files. Both MOD and TOD are file-based formats that are stored on a random-access media. Directory structure and naming convention are identical except for extensions of media files. Standard definition video is stored in MPEG program stream container files with MOD extension; in most other systems these files have extension MPG or MPEG.

The following list is about JVC, Panasonic, and Canon MOD camcorders.
JVC MOD camcorders
* 2004: GZ-MC100 (SD), GZ-MC200 (SD)
* 2005: GZ-MG30 (HDD), GZ-MG70 (HDD)
* 2006: GZ-MG37 (HDD), GZ-MG77 (HDD), GZ-MG505 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2007: GZ-MG130 (HDD), GZ-MG155 (HDD), GZ-MG255 (HDD), GZ-MG555 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: GZ-MS100U (SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: GZ-MG7230 (30 GB HDD, MicroSD)
* 2009: GZ-MG630 (60 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG670 (80 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG680 (120 GB HDD, MicroSD)
Panasonic MOD camcorders
* 2003: SV-AV100 (SD card)
* 2005: SDR-S100 (SD card)
* 2006: SDR-S150 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2007: SDR-S10 (SD/SDHC card), SDR-H18 (HDD, SD card), SDR-H200 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: SDR-H20 (HDD, SD/SDHC card), SDR-H60 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: SDR-S7 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2008: SDR-SW20 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2009: SDR-SW21 (SD/SDHC card)
* 2009: SDR-S26 (SD/SDHC card)
Canon MOD Camcorders
* 2008: FS100 (SDHC), FS10 (SDHC), FS11 (SDHC)
* 2009: FS200 (SDHC), FS21 (SDHC), FS22 (SDHC)
For Mac users, when they want to watch MOD files shot by JVC, Panasonic, Canon camcorder with iPad, iPhones, iPods, in Quicktime, in iMovie, in iTunes, or on PCs, etc. They may be annoyed that how to upload MOD files to Mac and play MOD video on Mac OS.

Now, there are tutorial and guide for you below will help you solve these problems.

1. Connect your JVC, Panansonic, or Canon camcorder to your Macs or PCs with cable USB or Wifi.
2. Turn on your camera and select the mode of camcorder like PC mode. iMovie on Mac will open automatically the Import Window.
3. You can review your video or select "Import All"and select your JVC, Panasonic, or Canon camcorder on the computer screen and click "OK."
4. All camcorder MOD videos will have the file extension "MOD" Once the backup is complete, then close the program.

After uploading your camcorder MOD files to your PC or Mac, you can use
a MOD Video Converter for Mac to convert MOD files to Mac firstly, and then you can play JVC, Panasonic, or Canon MOD files on Mac. More information about how to convert MOD files on Mac and edit MOD files on MacOS you can click here.

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