Mac users can take advantage of Video Converter for Mac software which will convert the original .MOD files to just about any video file format you may want. In the case to import MOD video to FCE, we need to convert .mod to DV or MPEG-4 formats. For top video quality and best out effect, video converter for Mac provides powerful yet simple-to-use video editing tool, you can tweak Resolution, bit rate, frame rate, contrast saturation and brightness, etc. Welcome to this free guide series, this time we are going to discuss how to import .mod files into FCE (Final Cut Express).
Need to play back and edit .MOD video files with FCE? If you have just got a new camcorder and are killing yourself to understand how to read, convert and import .MOD video files into FCE (Final Cut Express), I think I have got some solutions for you.
After long time working with JVC Everio, I decided to get myself a new small little jewel of a camcorder on my birthday last month, the Canon FS-100. the Canon FS and HF series, alongside some other existing video cameras, including the JVC Everio I mentioned above, and the Panasonic D-Snap SD-card camcorders, suffer from a frustrating disease: difficult to import .MOD into FCE and incompatible .MOD files with many video editing tools.
The Canon FS, JVC Everio and Panasonic D-snap series creates video files with a .MOD extension. MOD video files are nothing but MPEG-2 files with AC3 audio. Apparently, and I have tested this out personally, .MOD files can be easily renamed into .AVI or .MPG files and can then be read easily by most video editing or playback tools.
FCE (Final Cut Express) is designed as a capable non-linear editing system for people who are working with one of the three popular consumer video formats, DV, HDV, and AVCHD. Final Cut Express also allows importing video files compatible with iMovie 08.
Although both AVI and MPG are popular windows formats, they are just not as popular as QuickTime .mov on Mac. Simply rename .mod into .avi or .mpg makes no difference if you want to import mod files to FCE, it just can¡¯t work. Arriving at this point, according to experience, the most practical way is to convert .mod to .DV, MPEG-4 or MOV file that compatible with both FCE and iMovie.
Indeed, though sounds like simple, you can¡¯t afford to miss a few key points to make sure the whole process to work smoothly. I have taken the time to put together this simple mini-guide on how to import .MOD files into FCE, or import .MOD to standard compatible video files that can be read and edited by Final Cut Express.
To resolve this situation, here is what you need to do:Mac users will need in fact to purchase, albeit at a small price, something that will allow them to read properly native MPEG-2 video files. I have a great solution on this front after many comparison and test.
Mac users can take advantage of Video Converter for Mac software which will convert the original .MOD files to just about any video file format you may want. In the case to import MOD video to FCE, we need to convert .mod to DV or MPEG-4 formats. For top video quality and best out effect, video converter for Mac provides powerful yet simple-to-use video editing tool, you can tweak Resolution, bit rate, frame rate, contrast saturation and brightness, etc.
If you got many .mod files converted at one time, the program allows you to merge them into one file. If you need to only rip audio from video, fine, you can rip the audio and save them as different format like mp3, AAC or FLAC, etc as you like. Besides that, you can also take still images form MOD video clips using video converter for Mac.
On a positive note, for those wanting to simply upload their .MOD video files to a video sharing site, Google Video accepts .MOD files directly for upload and publication, without the need to convert the files into any other format.