How can I convert an AVCHD (.cpi format) to a regular .mp4? If you are in search of a way to transcode CPI files to MP4 format, you may wish to read this post. It guides you through the process of converting CPI to MP4 via using a helpful CPI to MP4 converter.
Needed to encode CPI files into MP4 format
“Hi, guys, I recently purchased a new video camera and after recording I realized it records AVCHD (.cpi format) that I haven’t handled ever before. I need a program to convert these CPI files into MP4 format so that I can watch and manipulate them to make a longer movie. Any recommendations? Thanks for any help.”
Note that CPI file is not a video file. No actual video footage is stored in a CPI file. It stores only certain metadata like aspect ratio and frame rate about the MTS recordings taken with an AVCHD camera or camcorder. Properly converting a video shot on an AVCHD camcorder requires both the MTS and the CPI.
HD Video Converter is a good option to transcode AVCHD CPI files to whatever format you request maintaining original quality. Check a quick guide on how to convert AVCHD (.cpi format) to MP4.
How to convert CPI files to MP4 format?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best .cpi to .mp4 converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
1. This Converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple video files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge into one file’ option, you can combine the selected clips into a single file.
Step 2: Select MP4 as output format
There are a couple of MP4 options for user to choose from. You can select one as output format under ‘General Video’, ‘HD Video’ or ‘4K Video’ column.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start .cpi to mp4 Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported mp4 files. Nothing could be simpler or more immediate.
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