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AVCHD HELP!!!!!

didac098's picture
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Hello!!

I have a new SONY's camcorder HDR-SR1. This camcorder records on AVCHD format. I just wanna know which is the best software for edit AVCHD. It's a very new format and I can't find a good software, so I need your help!! If anyone knows some good software please let me know it!!

Thank you very much for your help and sorry for my english.

Have a nice day!

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Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, today announced the May 1, 2007 availability of a Vegas software update, version 7.0e.

Free for all registered Vegas 7 users, this significant update further promotes Sony Creative Softwares support for HD tapeless workflows by allowing users to edit files recorded on Sonys AVCHD high-definition camcorders, including three new models announced separately today: the HDR-SR5, HDR-CX7 and HDR-SR7. These cameras continue to position Sony as the leader in high-definition (HD) camcorders by offering consumers the ability to record in full 1080 HD video and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound on tapeless formats such as flash media cards and hard disk drives.

With the surge in popularity for generating and editing high-definition content, Sony Creative Software continues to provide enhancements to our applications to meet the needs of our customer base by providing new technology solutions for editing HD faster and more efficiently than ever before, said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing, Sony Creative Software. The new Vegas 7.0e update arms users with the specific creation and production tools for Sonys AVCHD cameras and provides new levels of support for those working with these optical and file-based models.

Vegas 7.0e allows users of Sony AVCHD video cameras to create high-definition or standard-definition content using files recorded to their AVCHD cameras hard disk, flash memory, or DVD. Skipping the real-time capturing stage common for tape-based projects eliminates a time-consuming step prior to editing. In addition to the models listed above, the Vegas 7.0e update also currently supports Sonys other AVCHD camera models such as HDR-UX1, HDR-UX5, HDR-UX7 and HDR-SR1.

Nonlinear editing software like Sony Creative Softwares Vegas has helped transform the process of crafting a moving story, said Linda Vuolo, director of camcorders at Sony Electronics. Now, with Sony extending this same ease of use and flexibility to both its latest update of Vegas and three new AVCHD camcorders, customers have access to a suite of Sony products aligned to deliver quality content from video capture to editing in HD that is unlike any other.

In July of 2007, Sony will also issue an update to its consumer editing software, Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Edition 8, with support for the AVCHD format, which will allow users to edit files in the new AVCHD camcorder recording format based on the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for video compression and Dolby Digital audio.

The Vegas 7.0e professional video and audio editing software update is free to all registered Vegas 7 users starting on May 1, 2007.

for morte info on Sony Vegas http://www.videoguys.com/vegasvideo.html

Gary

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Editing video that isn't fame-accurate (MPEG-2, MPEG-4) will be a bear for a while. There are a handful of companies offering support, but the verdict remains that it'll be pretty intensive on the 'ol computer.

We've heard of folks who are changing formats to edit. Those who shoot using the AVCHD or HDV format can export their clips in a frame-accurate format like Motion JPEG and DVCPRO-HD. These formats should be less intensive to edit with.

Good Luck!

andrew @ videomaker

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Those who shoot using the AVCHD or HDV format can export their clips in a frame-accurate format like Motion JPEG and DVCPRO-HD.


Andrew - where do we find info on how to do that?

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Not sure what platform you're using; however, I've found GREAT success in using a Blackmagic Intensity card (PCIe) and FinalCut Pro 5. Files are captured using HDMI out of HDR-SR1. It's just like capturing from tape, except you have to que your footage, press play, then click NOW in FCP's Capture window. Beautiful, beautiful Quicktime files are produced.

You can capture using the Intensity codec (which is installed when you install the card and software). The Blackmagic support team's great with answering questions.

This was real easy - almost a no brainer!