Canon PowerShot TX1 records videos in AVI format with Motion JPEG (MJPEG) compression. If you capture videos in 720p at 30 fps, the raw 720p coming out from Canon TX1 takes a lot of memory. For example, you will get around 1GB for a 3-minute video, but the HD video quality is impressive. How would you compress Canon 720p AVI to save on HTPC hard disk?
I would recommend you use Canon TX1 converter to convert 720p .avi to 720p .mpg or .mp4 for compression with high quality. Aunsoft Video Converter, as the Canon TX1 converter, helps you archive 720p AVI videos on HTPC with small file size, by using MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 encoding.
Follow the steps to compress/shrink Canon TX1 720p AVI to HTPC.
Step 1. Load Canon TX1 AVI to Aunsoft Video Converter.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter as the best Canon TX1 converter, and click the "Add" button to load 720p AVI videos.
Step 2. Choose H.264 video for output.
Click the "Format" option and choose Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4) to compress 720p MJPEG .avi to 720p H.264 .mp4. The H.264/AVC codec provides higher compression with smaller file size and encodes videos with high quality.
Step 3. Convert Canon TX1 MJPEG AVI to H.264 MP4.
Click the convert button under the preview window and the Canon TX1 converter starts converting 720p MJPEG AVI to H.264 MP4 with high compression.
It is that easy to compress/shrink Canon AVI videos for saving on HTPC in high quality. You will save a lot of space with the Canon TX1 converter. If you are using Canon PowerShot 1200 IS, Canon A40, PowerShot A610, SD550 or others, you can also use Aunsoft Video Converter for making HD videos editable on Adobe Premiere, easy for playback on HTPC.