If you have many .mod files at hand, maybe it's from internet or recorded by some camcorders like Canon, Panasonic and JVC, you are probably like to edit the MOD files in iMovie. When you try to do it, you'll find your iMovie (including iMovie '08, iMovie '09, iMovie '11, iMovie' HD etc) can't recognize them. In fact, MOD is not supported by iMovie. So what's the available workflow for using MOD files in iMovie?
Frankly, there is an easy way to fix the issue. What you need is just a common video converter like EaseFab Video Converter for Mac. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from MOD to Apple InterMediate Codec - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie. Besides that, you can easily convert any video file to any popular format for different uses. Here's how to change MOD to iMovie format.
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How to transcode MOD files to iMovie format
1. Add MOD files to the program
Click the Add Video button to navigate your folder and then select the MOD files you want to convert. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
2. Pick iMovie as the output format
You can directly choose the preset for iMovie which has been supplied by the MOD to iMovie Mac Converter. The setting also works for iMovie '08, iMovie '09, iMovie '11, and iMovie HD etc. Moreover, the Mac program has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc.
3. Start converting MOD to iMovie
Now click the "Convert" button, and then leave the MOD to iMovie Mac Video Converter to do the rest automatically for you. The converter works on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac powered by Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard.
When the conversion completes, click "Open" button to located the converted files. Finally, launch iMovie. In iMovie, go to the File menu, choose Import > Movies, and then navigate to the folder that your output MOD files are saved. Select the files and click "Import".