Have you ever record video with your camcorder? What video format does the camcorder record? Have you ever confused by the video format when you import the video to some software for editing?

What is MOD file format?

MOD is a computer file format use the”.mod” file extension. It is used by many standard definition hard-drive and solid-state camcorder. Camcorder which record mod file create several files, the exact video and audio streams stored in files which have the filename extension “.MOD”. Actually, mod file is just regular mpeg-2 program stream file, so mod video can be viewed on computer with the player which is capable of reproducing mpeg-2 video. Canon FS series: Canon FS300, Canon FS200, FS100, FS31, FS30, FS11, FS10, FS21, FS22. These camcorder record mod file. EVERIO GZ-MC100, MG130, MG7230, and MG630, and Panasonic D-Snap SD-card camcorders also record mod file.

iMovie is a video editing software that developed by Apple Inc. You can use it on mac, iphone, iPad and iPod touch. You can import video and photo files from a hard drive into the software, After you importing video to it, you can edit the photos and videos, you can add titles, effects(including basic color correction and video enhancement, transitions such as fades and slides), music. The versions of imovie from 1999 until now: iMovie, iMovie 2, iMovie 3, iMovie 4, iMovie HD 5, iMovie HD 6, iMovie’08, iMovie’09 and the latest version is iMovie’11.

Have you ever edit mod video in iMovie? Someone meet the problem bellow:

“Videos in format .mod do not go to iMovie?

I have a mac… on the end of the document it says .MOD and i need to make an iMovie. it won’t transport to my imovie. HELP!! i have a project due in 2 days!”

iMovie support multiple video format, and you can find the format supported by imovie following:DV, DV Widescreen, HDV 1080i (25 and 30 fps), HDV 720p (25 and 30 fps), MPEG 4 Simple Profile, iSight

To import Canon fs mod file into iMovie you should convert mod file to the format supported by imovie. You can learn how to convert canon fs300 to mac imovie with doremisoft mod to imovie converter:

Step 1: Import Canon FS MOD Files to Mac OS
Install and Launch Canon FS converter for mac, Click “Add Files” to upload MOD Files off Canon FS300/FS200/FS100 camcorder to MOD Converter for Mac, you can add more than one MOD video at one time.

Step 2: Select Output Mac MOV video format
Click the “Profile” option to find a suitable output video format like MOV for Mac iMovie, Quicktime, FCP, FCP X, FCE etc.

mod to imovie

Step 3: Convert Canon MOD Videos to Mac
Click “Start” to convert Canon FS to mac. After waiting for a few minutes, you can share converted MOD video on Mac QuickTime and Mac editing application.

1. Canon FS series camcorder shoot 720P/1080P high-definition video in MOD video format, if you want to want to play this MOD footage on QuickTime, edit in iMovie’11, Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Express, you can learn how to convert canon fs mod to mac MOV video format fast and with good quality.