A cpi file extension is often used in AVHCD camcorders for files that contain metadata about captured video in MTS format. Often found on memory cards used in such devices.

There are 5 other file types using
the CPI file extension!

cpi icon.cpi - Calamus vector image

empty icon.cpi - Cartesian Products compressed internet document

empty icon.cpi - Microsoft MS-DOS code page information

empty icon.cpi - Sietronics CPI XRD document

empty icon.cpi - Lifo-Pro consumer price index data

CPI file extension - AVCHD clip information file

What is cpi file? How to open cpi files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

Files with cpi file extension are stored on the hard disk or memory card of AVHCD camcorders.

The cpi file contains information (metadata) about captured video  such as aspect ratio, frame rate and other information.

The cpi files are usually found in the AVCHD/BDMV/CLIPINF directory of the HD digital video recording media.

The "AVCHD" is a high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format recording 1080i and 720p signals onto certain media by using highly efficient codec technologies.

The AVCHD is jointly established by Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.

The actual video stream is saved in mts file.

The default software associated to open cpi file:

Adobe Premiere Pro icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Premiere Pro  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application and part of the Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud. The latest version is Premiere CC available as part of Create Cloud. Previous version was Premiere CS6.

Adobe Premiere lets you edit faster than ever by offering industry-leading, cross-platform, native file–based workflows and GPU-accelerated filters and effects with the enhanced Adobe Mercury Playback Engine.

Help how to open:

Usually, applications that are used for video editing can also read the metadata and other information included in the *.cpi files.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert *.cpi file to other formats.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 48 44 4D 56 30 31 30 30
ASCII code: HDMV0100

Related links:

AVCHD website

List of recommended software applications associated to the .cpi file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cpi file, edit cpi file, convert cpi file, view cpi file, play cpi file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cpi file - AVCHD clip information file

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use cpi file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open cpi file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with cpi file by default:
Adobe Premiere Pro small icon Adobe Premiere Pro
Other suggested software:
Pinnacle Studio small icon Pinnacle Studio
Vegas Pro small icon Vegas Pro
Roxio Creator NXT small icon Roxio Creator NXT
Nero Multimedia Suite small icon Nero Multimedia Suite


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