Convert Sony Handycam DCR Videos to Pinnacle Stuido to AVI files Editing

Learn how to convert Sony DCR old Hi8, Video8, Digital8 type files and MTS (MPEG-2) video to Pinnacle 16/18 friendly format, and import Sony DCR video to Pinnacle Studio for editing.

Sony DCR series are easy-to-use ultracompact camcorders with good active electronic image stabilization and a built-in USB cable for quick uploads. It includes Sony DCR-SX, Sony DCR-SR, Sony DCR-HC, Sony DCR-DVD, Sony DCR-TRV, Sony DCR-VX, etc. Generally, Sony DCR camcorders shoot videos in MTS format, which is compressed with MPEG-2. If you have some videos from your camcorder and want to play them on Pinnacle Studio 16/17/18, you’d better convert the Sony DCR video to Pinnacle Studio friendly format first.

Question: Digitizing Old Video8 and Hi8 tapes from Sony DCR-TRV620
"I'd like to convert my old home-movie "Video8" and "Hi8" tapes from Sony DCR-TRV620 to digital, and import them using Pinnacle Studio 16. (I also have a few "Digital 8" tapes but I've been able to Log & Capture those from my old Sony Digital 8 Handycam.)

What would be the best workflow to digitize my Video and Hi8 tapes? "

To get the work done, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter to convert Sony DCR Video to Pinnacle Studio supported AVI or MPG first. Overall, it's the optimal Sony Handycam converter for you, which can help you decode the old Hi8, Video8, Digital8 type files and MTS files when converting into a different, and ideally more edit friendly, compression format like AVI. So you can edit Sony DCR video clips with Pinnacle Studio smoothly. Besides Sony Handycam DCR video, this video convert program can also help to convert between any popular video and audio formats as you need. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get Sony DCR video files and Pinnacle Studio to play nicely.

Guide: Sony Handycam DCR Video files to Pinnacle Studio best workflow

Step 1: Add Sony Handycam DCR footage

Install and launch the Sony Handycam to Pinnacle converter, and then click "Add Files" button to import your .mts or .m2ts from Handycam to the software.

Tip: If you wanna combine Sony Handycam video clips into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.

Step 2: Select output format

Click 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.

Step 3: Adjust video, audio settings

Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 4: Convert Sony Handycam DCR videos to Pinnacle Studio

Click the convert button under the preview window, the video converter will immediately start encoding Sony DCR videos for importing to Pinnacle Studio.

Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the converted Sony Handycam DCR files to Pinnacle Studio 14/15/16 for editing perfectly.

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