JVC is a brand manufacturing electronics items such as cameras, headphones, televisions, car electronics etc. And if you’re a user of the brand’s camcorders, you might have noticed a little difference in the videos created through these cameras. And that is in its format.
The usual formats of the camcorder’s videos are MPEG or similar ones. But the JVC uses a different kind of format called .MOD. And in this article, we will be talking about the format, and how to deal with it.
What Format Does JVC Camcorder Use?
The answer is pretty simple- it’s the .MOD format. But we feel that we have to explain it a bit.
There are a number of modules that the brand produced on a commercial basis. Some of the popular models are from the Everio R series. And in different models, we get to see a number of variations of video file formats.
Here is a list of the horrible format names that JVC camcorders are seen to use-
- JVC GZ-MG30
- JVC GZ-MG70
- JVC GZ-MG37
- JVC GZ-MG77
- JVC GZ-MG50
- JVC GZ-MG130
- JVC GZ-MG155
- JVC GZ-MG255
- JVC GZ-MG555
However, there is nothing wrong with using an uncommon type of format in the video, as long as you have the right software to play it on your computer or television. If you somehow can’t manage to play these files, that’s where the real trouble begins.
Changing the format of the files into some more familiar and conventional formats like MPEG, MP4 is the only thing you have to do in this situation. Fortunately, there are much free software and web-based apps to do that on your behalf.
The Problem with Custom .MOD Format
As you already know, JVC uses the format of .MOD for the videos you take through camcorders of this brand. But the question is, what’s the problem of us with that as users?
Well, the first problem is this format is not playable by some of the general media players like Windows Media Player and some other tier media file player.
The second problem is, it’s not always so easy to find a video converter that will turn your .MOD videos into other general formats like MKV or MPEG. There are tons of fraud apps who’ll cause possible threats to your computer’s health eventually.
By the way, JVC is not the only brand to make their own video formats. There are other brands like Panasonic and Canon who use their custom video formats.
As an example, here are some of the formats that Panasonic brand uses to create the videos-
- Panasonic SDR-S100
- Panasonic SDR-S150
- Panasonic SDR-S10
- Panasonic SDR-H18
And here are some formats that Canon uses in their videos-
- Canon FS100
- Canon FS10
- Canon FS11
In the end, let’s summarize the whole article with one sentence- .MOD is the answer you were looking for. And all of the JVC camcorders use this same format to create videos. Fortunately, there are many applications that are able to change the formats into familiar formats. And also, there are media players that can directly intake .MOD files.