"I recently bought the most amazing 15’ Macbook Pro along with final cut Pro, hoping to put together video files from my JVC hard drive camcorder. The files from the camera are .mod and are not recognized by FCP (at least I can't figure out how). Any help on what I have to do? Thanks for your help!" --- From forums.macrumors.com
Well, the .mod file format, developed by Panasonic and JVC, continues to be the format of choice for a number of camcorder manufacturers. However, if you are a Mac user and have ever tried to import MOD to Mac, you may probably have met the same problem as the friend’s above. That’s mainly because Mac does not support MOD file format. Therefore, if you want to make your MOD files playable on QuickTime, or import MOD to iMovie, MOD to FCP for further editing, you need to convert MOD to QuickTime MOV format in advance.
To convert MOD to MOV on Mac without losing the original image quality and with ultrafast converting speed, a professional MOD Video Converter for Mac is a must to have. Doremisoft Mac MOD Converter is such kind of MOD to MOV video converting tool particularly designed for Mac users, providing the best solution for MOD playback on QuickTime, editing MOD with iMovie/FCP and more. Now you can get a free trial from Doremisoft, and then follow the guide below to conduct the conversion with ease.
Before the conversion, you need to import the original MOD files from your Mac to the program, or directly from your Panasonic, JVC… camcorder via a USB cable by clicking "Add File"
Tips: This Mac MOD to MOV Conversion app supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple MOD files and convert them in one go.
Choose "MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)" as the output format from the "Common Video" tab in the "Profile" menu, since QuickTime MOV is the video format that’s fully compatible with Apple devices and editing software.
Press the big "Start" button to launch the conversion after the settings above, then this smart MOD to MOV converter for Mac will help you finish the rest automatically.
This Mac MOD Converter is specially designed for Mac OS users, including the latest Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, so you can smoothly play the output videos with QuickTime, or perfectly import the converted MOD to iMovie/MOD to FCP for editing.