I have an HD camera that records in AVCHD. Now, I dont have a quad core maxed out to the max super computer so I am forced to convert the files to a format that doesn't grind my machine to a halt.
Converting to Mpeg2s works well, but the quality loss is a bit much. Also, experimenting with the endless number of available formats is very time consuming.
Anyone have any tips on a good compromise format consisting of some combination of: processor usage during edit/playback, image quality, and perhaps conversion time? Not concerned too much about file size (within reason anyway).