Convert AVI to MPEG-2 for Pinnacle Studio editing

Published on by Chris King

Unable to load AVI files into Pinnacle Studio for editing? This article gives you the best solution to resolve the AVI to Pinnacle Studio importing issues. Just find it now.

Convert AVI to MPEG-2 for Pinnacle Studio editing

Got some AVI files captured by CamStudio, but problems always occurred when I import AVI into Pinnacle Studio for editing. If I open Pinnacle and locate the AVI files to edit, it shows up with a big question mark in Pinnacle. If I drag the clip to the time line or storyboard and play the file, I can hear the sound, but there is no image. How to solve the AVI to Pinnacle Studio importing issues?

A little searching turns up the solution. Actually, Pinnacle Studio 12.0 and higher can support AVI files, but AVI is a container format which is usually with different video and audio codecs. As many guys mentioned, Pinnacle Studio won't import AVI files created by Windows Movie Maker; captured from VHS, CamStudio or other source smoothly.  To get rid of the issues, a good suggestion is to convert AVI to a more "edit" friendly codec for Pinnacle like MPEG-2. Now I wills share a step-by-step guide on encoding AVI for Pinnacle Studio with Brorsoft Video Converter.

Overall, it is a professional tool that can deal with most kind of AVI videos regardless of the different codec to MPEG-2 for Pinnacle Studio without quality loss. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. What’s more, it also supports converting AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV, MTS, etc to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc editing programs on Windows. Now just download it and follow the below guide to convert AVI for playing and editing in Pinnacle Studio.

How to convert and import AVI to Pinnacle Studio

Step 1. Load AVI files > Run AVI to Pinnacle Converter and load AVI clips to it by clicking “Add” button. You can also directly drag the video files into the program.

Step 2. Select the output format > Hit the "Format" bar and select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. It ensures the smooth editing with Pinnacle. Or you can choose MPEG-1, MPEG-2 as the target format from “Common Video”.

Step 3. Specify the Settings > To get the best video quality and sound effect, you are allowed to easily adjust video/audio parameters such as bitrate, sample rate, frame rate, codec, channels, etc after clicking on "Settings".

Step 4. Start conversion > Click the "Convert" button to start the AVI to MPEG-2 conversion for using in Pinnacle Studio.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated .mpg files effortlessly. Now you should then be able to import the converted AVI file into Pinnacle Studio 13/14/15/16 for smooth editing without any trouble.

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