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Open and Import TiVo Recordings to Pinnacle Studio


With a TiVo box, you can record time-shifting TV shows as you want. You may have got some TiVo recordings. The point here, you will find it a painful experience to import TiVo to Pinnacle Studio. And there are some frequently asked questions quoted as below:

"I'm wondering if anyone out there has experience with the TiVo files and how it plays with Pinnacle Studio. Does Pinnacle Studio import TiVo shows natively, or does it have to be converted first?"

Well, TiVo, an encrypted video format is not supported by most media players and video editing programs including Pinnacle. And even some freeware can't handle it well. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode TiVo to Pinnacle Studio natively supported formats. Along with some help from third-party software like Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly. Here I share a simple guide on how to convert TiVo files for editing in Pinnacle Studio smoothly. If you're facing the issues, read on to find the answer.

Overall, the program is the best Video Converter for TiVo files, which will create Pinnacle Studio friendly file format- MPEG-2 keeping the original quality. Besides Pinnacle, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas/PowerDirector and more. Just with the program, you can edit TiVo in Avid MC, Adobe Premiere, Vegas Pro, PowerDirector smoothly. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Download the best TiVo converter:


Converting TiVo video to Pinnacle Studio Compatible Format

Step 1: Add TiVo videos

Install and launch the best TiVo converter. Switch to "TiVo" tab in Option window, and enter TiVo Media Access Key. And then click "Add Files" button to import your .tivo clips to the software.

Tip: Check "Merge into one file" option on the main interface to join the separated Tivo recording files into one single file.


Step 2: Choose output format

Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.


Tip: Click Settings to customize audio and video parameters Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3: Convert TiVo files

Click the Convert button under the preview window; the converter will start encoding TiVo for importing to Pinnacle Studio.

Soon after the conversion is finished, just click "Open" button to get the converted TiVo clips for editing in Pinnacle Studio perfectly.

Editor's Note:
If you have some TiVo files from your friends but you're not a TiVo user yourself, the app will remind you put in the key when loading TiVo files. Well, you just need to type in your friend's code and you will be able to convert them.

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