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CPI files

I have a cannon hd video camera.  When I shoot in hd setting, the files come out as a .CPI file. Does anyone know how to convert the CPI file to another file type that can be read?  I have pulled all my hair out trying to figure this out and trying things on the Internet that says CPI file converter.

Thank you.
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marks1919
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JIEXACommented:
Here:
  http://dotwhat.net/cpi/10105/
it's told that CPI is not the video itself. Is there *.MTS or *.M2TS file? If so, try to use it instead.
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marks1919Author Commented:
Problem is when I downloaded the files from the video camera to computer they came out as .cpi.

The converters I have tried won't accept the .cpi extension to convert.  Maybe I need to convert them while they are still on the video camera??  One of the software that was suggested you can do it on the camera.  Does that make any sense?

I really appreciate the help.
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viki2000Commented:
Considering:
- CPI file format as information file
- MTS file as video data
- Usually video file bigger than information file as size. (I have a Sony HD camcorder and in almost all the cases is like that, exception us only when a record file is only few seconds by mistake in low resolution. Fortunately in my case the video file is directly recorded as MPG. In my case, when I connect the camera to PC trough USB, then the PC recognize it as an external HDD and the info from camera (as file extension) are not modified when is copied in the PC, is just copy/paste similar as I do it from a USB stick).
How is it in your case? How do you connect to PC?

Then one thing that I would try is to change the larger files extension format from CPI to MTS and then convert.

Can you tell the model of your camcorder?
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viki2000Commented:
It might be that .MTS files come straight from the camera extracted only using the supplied software.
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders
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marks1919Author Commented:
My video camera model is a Cannon VIXIA HF20.
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marks1919Author Commented:
Thank you very much viki2000.  I really appreciate it.
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