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Conversion of .mod file.

I have a panasonic sdr-h40 digital camcorder. I have download video files to pc, but the extensions are .mod file. I am not able to write those files in DVD. I have nero DVD burner. Please help me to convert the .mod files to video files. please advise me a suitable software to convert .mod to video files in Win Xp.

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  • whoawhoa Mar 11, 2009

    i have the same problem! and yes, on the new poanasonic sdr models, the files appear as .mod when you upload them. They are unable to open on mac! help!

  • whoawhoa Mar 16, 2009

    excuse me rob, there is such a thing as the .mod file format. It comes with the latest camcorders which film straight to an internal hard drive. Stop going around "correcting"! You are meant to be a guru, i am not bagging you out, .mod is apparently just a fancy name for a mpeg2 file... Please do your research

  • whoawhoa Mar 16, 2009

    excuse me rob, there is such a thing as the .mod file format. It comes with the latest camcorders which film straight to an internal hard drive. Stop going around "correcting"! You are meant to be a guru, i am not bagging you out, .mod is apparently just a fancy name for a mpeg2 file... Please do your research

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How to convert .MOD file to mpg, avi, wmv, mp4,mkv, flv and other common video formats?


People who own JVC MOD camcorders, Panasonic MOD camcorders or Canon MOD camcorders encountered the same issue with--- what to do with the MOD files---the God forsaken video format. And they hope that there is a magic tool to convert the recorded .MOD file type to mpeg, avi, mkv, flv, mp4, wmv or whatever more common, so that they can put camcorder video on Mysapce, Google video, Hulu later to share with more people,...and thers is another headache thing is that most major video editing suites seem to unwillingly accept the MOD format. even windows video maker, i have to say it's too complicated to use


Someone successfully made it simply by changing the extension from .mod to mpg, but for most people, they just failed only to find there is no audio after the extension is changed, or the changed one doesn’t allow you to import these files into Windows movie maker, not to mention upload some video to Youtube.com or Facebook.


any simple soulution? There is a very simple program that convert .mod NOT ONLY to mpg but many others like avi, mkv, flv, mp4, wmv, rm, mov, dv, mg2 and swf. MOD converter is the one shoot all the trouble. This excellent mod conversion tool is not just a converter but also a video editing tool. From now on, with the MOD converter you can enjoy your mod video on many media player, even on portable devices like blackberry, Gphone, PSP, Creative Zen,etc.


Things will be easier if you take a moment to finish reading the Step by Step on how to convert .mod to mpg, avi, wmv and others



Step by Step

How to convert .mod to mpg, avi, wmv and others?


Step1 Turn on your pc. Download and install MOD converter

Click here to download and install it by running iOrgsoftTODconverter.exe

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Step 2: Turn on your camcorder and connect it to pc. Import the .MOD file onto PC.

Run MOD converter; select the .MOD file you want to convert by clicking the Add or File button to load MOD info. Click the profile button to define the output video format.


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Step 3: click the Edit button to set detailed info for the desired video.

A. Click the Trim button to set the length/range of the video that need to be converted.

You can choose a part of a MOD or the whole one to convert

B. Click the Effect button to tune the saturation, contrast, brightness values and make sure are the one you preferred, preview the change on the screen.

C. Click the Crop button to cut the unnecessary part or black part of the movie.

D. Select .AVI or .MPG and select the directory that you’d like your file stored to.



Step 4: Convert video

After all settings is done. You are ready to start conversion. This step will take you a while to carry out the conversion process, the time vary with different parameters you set.


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MOD converter is a package tool, whcih actually includes mod to mpg mod to mp4 mod to avi mod to wmv mod to 3gp mod to mov mod to ipod mod to iphone mod to psp mod to iriver mod to creative zen mod to apple tv mod to blackberry mod to zune

Wait a minute, if your exported camcorder video is in a .tod extention file style , it doesn't matter, we have TOD converter .

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Hey, guy. You could try Daniusoft Mod Converter. It is pretty good at converting .Mod/.Tod files to popular video format including .VOB which is suitable for writing to DVD... In addition, this Daniusoft Mod Converter also let u edit ur videos.

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Hi there,

I'm going to assume that you had a typo and meant to say .mov file. There is no .mod file format in use today.

.mov files are Quicktime. You can download that from the Apple site and then you can play your movies.

Rob

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Convert/Import, Edit Panasonic SDR MOD Files to Mac, iMovie, FCP


Panasonic SDR camcorder mainly contains SDR-H and SDR-S two series. Most Panasonic SDR series camcorders record videos in MOD MPEG-2 which is a standard definition video format, such as some popular Panasonic SDR camcorders: SDR-S26, SDR-S10, SDR-H60, etc. However, there are also some Panasonic SDR camcorders recording videos in AVCHD /MPEG-2 like Panasonic SDR-H86, SDR-S45, SDR-T56, etc.

To get more details of Panasonic SDR camcorders, you can check the list of most popular Panasonic SDR series camcorders as follows:
Panasonic SDR-H Series: SDR-H18, SDR-H40, SDR-H60, SDR-H80, SDR-H85, SDR-H81, SDR-H86, SDR-H200, SDR-H80S, SDR-H80K, SDR-H80A, SDR-H80R, etc.
Panasonic SDR-S Series: SDR-S10, SDR-S26, SDR-S50, SDR-S45, SDR-S150, SDR-S25A, SDR-S26K, SDR-S26R, SDR-S7K, SDR-S7A, SDR-S7R, etc.
Panasonic SDR-T and other Series: SDR-T50, SDR-T55, SDR-T51, SDR-T56, SDR-T50K, SDR-SW21S, SDR-SW21D, SDR-SW21G, SDR-SW20S, etc.

"I have a SDR H85 panasonic camcorder and can't seem to get the videos to download on my mac. Any suggestions?" ---from Yahoo Answers

Actually, for Mac users, you may have these similar problems when you want to import Panasonic SDR video to Mac, or edit these video in iMovie, or FCP, FCE. Because some Panasonic SDR series camcorder are not compatible with Mac, so you cannot directly import these camcorder videos to iMovie, Quicktime, or FCP . See here to know iMovie '09: Camcorder Support http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3290

Now, a professional Panasonic SDR Video Converter for Mac is specially designed to convert MOD(MPEG-2) to MOV, MP4, AVI, DV, H.264, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, WMV, MKV, etc on Mac. It supports converting MOD, TOD, AVCHD MTS/M2TS, etc to Mac, iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, FCP, FCE, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, PSP, and other popular mobile phones. This Mac MOD Video Converter can also help you extract audio from your Panasonic SDR videos to MP3, MKA, WAV, M4A, AC3, OGG, AAC, WMA, etc.

Instruction for you to convert Panasonic SDR video to Mac, iMovie, FCP, etc step by step

Step1: Install and Launch MOD Converter for Mac

Step2: Add Panasonic SDR Video on Mac
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Panasonic SDR video to Mac MOD Video Converter after you launched it.

Step3: Set Output Video Format for Mac, iMovie, Quicktime
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step4: Convert Panasonic SDR Video to Mac
Press the "Start" button to convert Panasonic SDR MOD/MPEG-2 files for Mac, iMovie, Quicktime, FCP, etc. After conversion finished, you can edit converted Panasonic SDR videos with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.

More details: If you want to convert Panasonic SDR AVCHD/MPEG-2 files to Mac, you can click here to get more info of AVCHD Converter for Mac.

Related: How to get video off camcorder to Mac OS?
How to convert AVCHD m2ts/mts/ts files to MP4, MOV, DV, etc on Mac?

on Nov 05, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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.

on Sep 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have a SDR-H40, HDD/DD. I can't download video onto my Mac


Download handbrake here http://handbrake.fr/

You can browse your camera's hard drive and select the MOD files to convert to MP4 videos on your desktop.

Aug 21, 2009 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

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How to Upload/Put and Play JVC, Panasonic, Canon 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.

on Aug 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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SDR-H40


heres a link to your cameras support..
http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/Hard-Disk-Drive/SD-Camcorders/Operating-Instructions/model.SDR-H40.O#ts
sorry it doesnt look as if its compatable with mac.... you may just have to get a larger SD card and record on that if you want to transfer to your mac

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Panasonic SDR-H40 shows files as mpg


mpg is Mpeg more than likely Mpeg 2 most commonly associated with DVD. Some new versions of Widows Media Players will play it some won't. The fast solution is a company called River Past has a video cleaner, it will convert your Mpg to a mov or avi or wmv. or a variety of formats, what ever you find useful. There maybe other similar products on the market for free check, but you need to convert that file.

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Panasonic SDR-H40


Re: importing video from a Panasonic SDR-H40.
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 7:01 AM up-10x10.gif in response to: annekaev6330 reply-16x16.gif Reply mail-16x16.gif Email
I have the same camera, and after spending frustrating time w/ Panasonic, Apple, Crutchfield.com support and clerks in Best Buy, etc...the fact is that the camera is currently not supported by iMovie for automatic import. Having said that, there is a workaround, which has been posted in numerous other forum topics, which is the following:

You will need to convert that format into a DV format that imovie can use.

MPEG Streamclip (http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html) is free and Apple's QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/
is about $20.00. They are the tools that you need to download to convert these files.
Once you have done that, export to DV Stream (.dv) and import it into iMovie.

So you download both programs from the websites above. When you connect the camera by its USB2 cable to the Mac, it will come up on the desktop as a hard drive. Open the folder where the video files are kept, and you will see files with both .mod and .moi extensions. Open Streamclip and drag the .mod files into the main window and it will open the video clip. Next, choose Export to DV in the file menu, and export it to whatever folder and with whatever name you want. Finally you can import this .dv file into iMovie.

It's a bit of a pain, but I hope Apple will at some point update iMovie to deal w/ these kinds of camcorders, as they get more popular. Lastly, there are many technical aspects of converting these files, as you'll see in Streamclip. I don't know the ins and outs, but found the 'remove interlacing' gave me a better final video file. You can play w/ the conversion settings and see...
Good luck!

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Transfering video to Mac OS X 10.4.11


found this post on apple message board- Re: importing video from a Panasonic SDR-H40.
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 7:01 AM up-10x10.gif in response to: annekaev6330 reply-16x16.gif Reply mail-16x16.gif Email
I have the same camera, and after spending frustrating time w/ Panasonic, Apple, Crutchfield.com support and clerks in Best Buy, etc...the fact is that the camera is currently not supported by iMovie for automatic import. Having said that, there is a workaround, which has been posted in numerous other forum topics, which is the following:

You will need to convert that format into a DV format that imovie can use.

MPEG Streamclip (http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html) is free and Apple's QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/
is about $20.00. They are the tools that you need to download to convert these files.
Once you have done that, export to DV Stream (.dv) and import it into iMovie.

So you download both programs from the websites above. When you connect the camera by its USB2 cable to the Mac, it will come up on the desktop as a hard drive. Open the folder where the video files are kept, and you will see files with both .mod and .moi extensions. Open Streamclip and drag the .mod files into the main window and it will open the video clip. Next, choose Export to DV in the file menu, and export it to whatever folder and with whatever name you want. Finally you can import this .dv file into iMovie.

It's a bit of a pain, but I hope Apple will at some point update iMovie to deal w/ these kinds of camcorders, as they get more popular. Lastly, there are many technical aspects of converting these files, as you'll see in Streamclip. I don't know the ins and outs, but found the 'remove interlacing' gave me a better final video file. You can play w/ the conversion settings and see...
Good luck!

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