If you need to convert CPI files to MP4 video, you will need a CPI to MP4 Converter. This post walks you through how to transcode CPI files to MP4 format via using such a converter app.
How can I convert an AVCHD (.cpi format) to a regular .mp4?
“Hi there, I need to convert .cpi files from my camera (Sony NEX-5) to a file compatible with my HDTV like .mp4. Where can I download a converter program that can do this for me? I don’t mind spending some money. Thanks in advance.”
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. So if you want to convert a CPI file properly you must deal with the accompanying MTS file.
AVCHD File Structure
With HD Video Converter installed, it won’t be a problem to encode AVCHD CPI files to MP4 maintaining original quality. Here’s how.
How to convert CPI files to MP4 format?
HD Video Converter
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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