How to convert AVCHD CPI files for Mac OS X

Do you have an AVCHD camcorder and want to transfer the .CPI files to Mac? You can drag and drop CPI files to Mac, but cannot read any of them, why? Now, firstly, let’s discuss about AVCHD CPI file.

CPI files are commonly found in the AVCHD/BDMV/CLIPINF directory of HD digital video recording media. Many famous AVCHD camcorders like Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and JVC generate CPI files. CPI files contain metadata describing an AVCHD video stream, such as the frame rate, frames per second, and aspect ratio.

So you can see, CPI files are not video files, which are AVCHD video information files. The actual video files are the files with .MTS or .M2TS extension. If needed, you should convert AVCHD to video with MTS Converter for Mac. Below simple guide maybe helpful to you.

Download MTS Converter for Mac, install and run it on your Mac.

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Guide: How to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS files for Mac OS X?

Step 1: Import MTS/M2TS files
Open MTS Converter for Mac, navigate to the location that saves AVCHD MTS or M2TS files, and then load them to the program.

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Step 2: AVCHD to QuickTime movie
In the format drop-down menu, select “QickTime Movie Format” Specify the output folder to save final QuickTime movies.

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Step 3: Convert AVCHD for Mac
Press “Convert” button, Mac MTS Converter will start to convert AVCHD MTS M2TS files on Mac OS X.

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When the conversion completes, open the QuickTime movie and then import into iMovie, FCE or FCP for further editing.

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