I have a Panasonic SD9, this was the best camera for my needs, I knew the problems with editing AVCHD and am fully prepared to spend a lot of time, a reasonable amount of money and trial & error in getting the footage how I want it.
I've done a search for AVCHD, read through half a dozen posts, like this one: http://www.videoforums.co.uk/perfect...-question.html
My question is for anyone who shoots in AVCHD (panasonics variation ideally), and specifically for Mark.
What is your workflow for getting AVCHD into your editing app' for eventual output on DVD?
I have not shot much footage yet, and have experimented with a couple of options using my ancient desktop PC and Premiere 6.0:
1 - slow and messy (don't laugh) - use AV-DV passthrough on my old Canon MV600i to capture in DV via firewire, then edit in Prem 6.0 as normal.
2 - quick and messy - use AVCHD_CONVERT (available here: Mini Guide - AVCHD to Anything Using DGAVCdec - VideoHelp.com) which is a batch file that gives you an .avs file at whatever resolution you need which can be opened in Virtual dub and output as avi for editing.
This is reasonably quick even on my underpowered PC (2.4GHZ 1GB ram), but I get bad artifacts on my video - apparently due to Panasonics quirky implementation of the AVCHD codec.
Any software/hardware considered, any timescale acceptable, my output will eventually be on a Standard Def DVD and/or an SD card for playback via a PS3.
Any responses appreciated.