Once upon a time I had an old JVC camera. After the usual copying of recorded video files, I had to suffer a little with them before this video could be mounted normally. Firstly, the files have an incomprehensible .MOD extension. Secondly, when recording in 16: 9, the video is shown in 4: 3 and stretches the face.
Why did the JVC do this? One can only guess. But, fortunately, solving the problem is very simple.
Firstly, the .MOD extension can be safely changed to .MPG. Inside the .MOD file is a regular MPEG2 video stream and AC3 sound track. But take your time ...
Secondly and the most important and simple, there is a program SDCopy, which itself will rename files to MPG and fix the problem with the 16: 9 format. You can download the program here: http://files.aivolkov.ru/SDcopyV1.9997beta.zip
All successful filming :)
And also, on occasion, look at what I'm doing now :)
File format MOD Video
MOD files are used by Panasonic and JVC digital cameras to record digital video. In addition, the MOD format is used both by Panasonic and Canon (while Panasonic devices are also capable of working with TOD files). Despite the popularity of the format, neither the abbreviation MOD nor the abbreviation TOD are deciphered in any way. MOD data is written to the hard drive or SD card. The format can be compared with the formats MPEG2, XDCAM EX, HDV and AVCHD, with the only difference being that the MOD format is also used on some digital video recorders. This format can be used both for standard video and for high-resolution video data (in this case, for high-resolution video, the TOD format, which is akin to the MOD format, is more often used due to the fact that it supports 1080i resolution).
Technical details of MOD files
Any computer or device that can play MPEG-2 video can play MOD files. Due to DVD compatibility, MOD files can be viewed on DVD preers. Both MOD files and TOD files can be renamed to MPG format (this will lead to a change in file type). Such files allow you to view video with a resolution of 720x480, a 480i or 576i video signal, as well as a 4: 3 or 16: 9 aspect ratio. Metadata (date, time, name of the author, director, etc.) is written to the MOD file using the MOI extension. It is worth noting that in the 1980s. The MOD extension was used to store audio files on Amiga console devices. This format has nothing to do with the format we present.