The first version of the format was created by Karsten Obarski for use in the Ultimate Soundtracker; tracker software released for the Amiga computer in 1987. The format has since been supported by hundreds of playback programs and dozens of other trackers. The original version of the MOD format featured four channels of simultaneous audio playback, corresponding to the capabilities of the original Amiga chipset, and up to 15 instruments.
MOD video can be viewed on a computer with a player that is capable of reproducing MPEG-2 video. This video can be easily authored for watching on a DVD player (without recompression) because it is fully compliant with DVD-video standards. The first camcorders that used MOD format appeared in 2003. JVC introduced the Everio GZ-MG30- it recorded directly to an internal hard disk drive. Panasonic unveiled the SDR-S100, which recorded to SD cards. The encoding scheme, data rate, frame rate and frame size closely matched parameters of DVD-video.
As of 2011, MOD format is still being used in standard definition camcorders manufactured by JVC, Panasonic and Canon. Sony employs the MPEG-2 video encoding and Program Stream container in its standard definition camcorders, too, but the directory structure is different from MOD, and the media files have conventional MPG extension.
Anyone who has purchased a JVC Everio HDD video camera has probably learned that they chose to use some god-forsaken proprietary video format – the .MOD extension. While, when you want to import the MOD footage to video editor like an iMovie/FCP to edit your home movie, the MOD can't be ingested by the iMovie/FCP directly.
MOD converter for mac is the software that can help to convert MOD files to iMovie'11 supported formats so you can import mod files to imovie without problem. With this software, you can convert MOD to iMovie and convert MOD to iPhone5, iPhone4, PSP and a lot more mobile-player gadgets.
Here's how to convert mod to imovie:
Step 1: Add MOD videos
Launch the MOD to iMovie Converter and click the "Add File" button to browse your Mac hard disc and select the MOD videos you want to edit in iMovie.
Step 2: Set an iMovie compatible as the output format.
On the lower part of the interface, you can find the Profile field. Click the Arrow to the very right of the Profile field to open the Profile down-up list. Choose "Common Video > dv" or "iMovie > .m4v /mov/ mp4" as the output format.
Step 4: Convert MOD to iMovie by clicking on the green Start button on the lower part of the application window to start the conversion of MOD to iMovie. You can also just tick the "Shut down computer after conversion" option if you are converting a lot of files at a time and you don’t want to wait around your computer.