I bought a video camera that records in AVCHD files in January and subsequently got Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 to edit the files with because of the ease of use that I had with the previous versions. The program worked to a degree on my old XP computer with 3GB RAM. I decided to buy a new computer to edit the files with in the hopes that it would work better (without the occasional stuttering that I had before). I went with a Dell Studio with 6GB RAM and a better processor and graphics card than the old computer. However the files do not edit AT ALL with this.
The problem I have is that I don't know if it is the files, the computer or the program which is causing the problem but it is incredibly frustrating. The AVCHD files themselves play fine on the computer with ImageMixer, the program provided with the camera when I bought it to upload them to the computer, but when trying to edit them with VideoStudio the computer comes to a near standstill.
Any suggestions that could help would be very much appreciated. I am unsure of whether the best option is to convert the AVCHD files to a better format that, whilst being bigger, will be less compressed and therefore easier to work with, or to use a different program. I have used a trial of Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0 which is more complicated than VideoStudio but seems to work better, but the rendered product does not run as smoothly as the rendered VideoStudio one. If possible I would rather stick with VideoStudio.
I know there's several problems here and help with any would be very much appreciated. Many thanks!