Transcode MOD/TOD Videos to Apple ProRes 422/4444 for Final Cut Pro X on Mac

MOD and TOD are recording formats for use in digital tapeless camcorders. The formats are comparable to XDCAM EX, HDV and AVCHD. MOD and TOD are informal names of tapeless video formats used by JVC (MOD and TOD), Panasonic (MOD only) and Canon (MOD only) in some models of digital camcorders. Format names correspond to extensions of video files. Neither JVC nor Panasonic, who pioneered the format, explained the meaning of the file extensions, and the formats were never given an official name. Some think that TOD stands for “Transport stream on disk”. MOD is used exclusively for standard definition video files, while TOD is used for high definition files.

Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio, which is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP X can not import MOD/TOD video format for editing!

If you have some MOD/TOD files, and wanna import to FCP X for editing, you need convert MOD/TOD to Apple ProRes 422/ProRes 4444 (*.mov) for Final Cut Pro X on Mac. You may ask “How?” This article is going to tell you how to Convert MOD/TOD to Final Cut Pro X on Mac by using the powerful UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac. The MOD/TOD to FCP X Mac converter is a perfect program you can trust.

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Now follow this guide to starting your MOD/TOD files to Final Cut Pro X MOV conversion.

Step 1. Load MOD/TOD videos to the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After copying MOD/TOD videos to Apple hard drive, just run the UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the MOD/TOD Converter, and click the Add button to load .MOD/TOD videos.

MOD/TOD to Apple ProRes Converter

Step 2. Choose MOV for FCP X on Mac OS X.

Click the Format option and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output video format. To get high quality video, you can adjust Profile Parameters by clicking Settings button and make sure the original option is used for the Bit rate option. The application will convert MOD/TOD files to ProRes .mov or QuickTime .mov for FCP X on Mac.

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Step 3. Convert MOD/TOD files to Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button and the conversion from MOD/TOD files to Apple compatible ProRes .mov or quicktime mov videos for Final Cut Pro X/FCP X starts immediately.

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This UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac can also let you convert MOD/TOD files to MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 7/6, Final Cut Express, imovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

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Support All MOD/TOD 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-MG175 (HDD, SD/SDHC card), GZ-MG255 (HDD), GZ-MG555 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2008: GZ-MS100U (SD/SDHC card), GZ-MG465 (60 GB HDD, MicroSD)
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)

JVC TOD camcorders:
2007: GZ-HD7 (HDD, SD/SDHC), GZ-HD3 (HDD, SD/SDHC)
March 2008: GZ-HD5 (HDD, MicroSD), GZ-HD6 (HDD, MicroSD)
June 2008: GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40 (HDD, MicroSD, capable of both TOD and AVCHD recording)

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)
2010: SDR-S50 (SD/SDHC/SDXC card), SDR-T50P, SDR-T55P (SD/SDHC/SDXC card, internal flash), SDR-H85P (SD/SDHC/SDXC card, hard drive)
2011: SDR-H100 (SD/SDHC/SDXC card, hard drive)

Canon MOD Camcorders:
2008: FS100 (SDHC), FS10 (SDHC), FS11 (SDHC)
2009: FS200 (SDHC), FS21 (SDHC), FS22 (SDHC)