If you are looking for a converter app to transcode CPI files to Edius compatible files, you are in the right place. This post walks you through how to convert AVCHD (.cpi format) to Edius preferred editing codec via using a useful CPI to Edius Converter.
Issues editing CPI files in Edius
“Hi, there, I have a Canon Vixia camera that records footage in AVCHD (.cpi format). I am having the stuttering problem editing the CPI files in Edius. Is there a better way to work with CPI files in Edius. Do I have to convert the files to an intermediate format that Edius compatible? Any ideas? Thanks for any help.”
Assuming you have a strong enough computer and updated Edius, you can simply import AVCHD CPI files into the Bin by double clicking in the Bin and work with the native files. If you prefer to transcode with a weaker computer, you can use HD Video Converter from the download link below.
Important: To convert a CPI file properly you must have the accompanying MTS file. The CPI file contains only specific metadata about the MTS file; no actual video footage is stored here. It stores data about the MTS video’s aspect ratio and frame rate. Properly converting a video shot on an AVCHD camcorder requires both the MTS and the CPI.
How to convert AVCHD CPI files for editing in Edius?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter as a professional CPI to EDIUS Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source files.
Step 2: Select output format for EDIUS
This converter provides a wide variety of formats as output. You can select a format that is natively supported by EDIUS as target, such as ‘WMV’ and ‘MOV’ under ‘HD Video’ column and ‘DNxHD .mov’ under ‘Avid Media Composer’ column.
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Step 3: Modify 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 conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start file conversion. As soon as the conversion finished, you can click ‘Open Folder’ to get the exported files for working in EDIUS easily and directly.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shutdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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