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What is TOD

What Is TOD


The .TOD file format was created by JVC, to be used by their high-definition camcorder range (I.E JVC Everio). The .TOD format is simply an MPEG2 formatted video file. Video file captured by a JVC Everio video camera, such as the GZ-HD3 and GZ-HD7; saved in a proprietary format that can be viewed using the Cyberlink software included with JVC video cameras.


JVC TOD camcorders

GZ-HD7 (HDD, SD/SDHC), GZ-HD3 (HDD, SD/SDHC)

GZ-HD5 (HDD, MicroSD), GZ-HD6 (HDD, MicroSD)

GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40 (HDD, MicroSD, capable of both TOD and AVCHD recording)


The difference between MOD and TOD:

Name of format MOD TOD
Media Hard disk drive, solid-state memory cards
Video
Video signal 480i, 576i 1080/60i, 1080/50i
Frame size in pixels 720*480, 720*576, 704*480, 352*480 1440*1080, 1920*1080
Frame aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9 16:9
Video Compression MPEG2 Video(profile & level: MP@ML) MPEG2 Video(profile & level: MP@HL)
Chroma sampling format 4:2:0
Compressed video bitstream rate ~3 - 10 Mbit/s ~30 Mbit/s
Audio
Compression MPEG-1 Audio Layer II  
System
Stream type Program stream Transport stream
Media file extension

MOD (on camcorder),

MPE or MPEG (on computer)

TOD (on camcorder),

M2T (on computer)



Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOD_and_TOD_%28video_format%29

http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/tod



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