Hey guys, brand new here, jumped off a train that departed from Google.
I've asked this question before on another forums but got ignored (I'm guessing it was because no one knew).
I am filming with a Panasonic TM200 AVCHD Cam. I film in 1920 x 1080. I use Premiere Pro CS4 to edit on Windows 7 64Bit. My PC is running a Q6600 (Quad 2.4GHZ), 4GB DDR2 RAM and some other bits and bobs.
My issue is that I have yet to figure out how to retain the fluidity and smoothness in a raw .MTS file. When playing a raw .MTS file in Panasonic's packaged software (HD Writer) and in Media Player 12 it is really smooth. As soon as I bring it in to Premiere Pro CS4, it's as if the framerate suddenly drops (still within decent viewing quality, but just a significant drop from the raw file.) Here is what I have tried to retain the framerate smoothness:
Purchasing a mistake, AKA as CineForm Neo Scene, Voltaic HD, exporting to multiple different codecs and using a multitude of free HD converters - all seem to convert fine except none of them keep the original smooth framerate.
The raw .MTS files detail that they are 25FPS and throughout the converting/editing/exporting process I am told it stays at 25FPS, but I have a feeling I am being lied to.
Have I hit a brick wall here? Will I only be able to keep the soft, smooth framerate of the raw files if I keep them as raw files? I can upload an .MTS clip vs it's converted (so called lossless) .AVI version if that will help.