Editing AVCHD - this ought to work
I have a Panasonic SD9 camcorder and just bought a brand new high-spec Dell to edit movies on. However I just can't get this to edit easily - it's really slow with jumpy frames when I am watching back short clips.
Pleeeaasse can you help?
1. Do I need a better computer (which would be annoying as this one achieves the minimum suggestion from Pinnacle and is brand new)
2. Should I give up on AVCHD, convert each clip to another HD format and edit in that? if so, what?
3. Are there any other ways I can get this to work on my computer? I have tried both Ulead VS11 and Pinnacle 11
What would you do in my situation? My aim is quick and easy editing without too much loss of quality. I'll only ever do editing once. It seems a shame to pay for an HD camcorder and then save videos in standard def, but better that than it taking a day to edit 5minutes of video.
Thanks for your help
Dell XPS 420 Viiv Intel® Processor Q6600 Quad Core™ 2.40GHz, 1066Mhz FSB, 8MB cache, Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4x1024]
256MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 2600 XT graphics card
750GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst™ cache