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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-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 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
Compression MPEG-1 Audio Layer II  
Stream type Program stream Transport stream
Media file extension

MOD (on camcorder),

MPE or MPEG (on computer)

TOD (on camcorder),

M2T (on computer)


TOD Related Articles

Convert TOD for iPad, TOD to iPad OS
How to convert TOD to iPhone 4
How to convert TOD to M4V
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How to split TOD files


TOD Related Software

iPad Video Converter

iPhone Video Converter

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