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My question is do you have the capability to edit AVCHD video? Most of the consumer cam’s in the price range you’re talking about uses that codec and it’s a PIA to edit with even when you have a workstation and software capable of handling it.
Another issue is it’s compressed software to begin with. Trying to do relatively clean compositing work with compressed video is also a PIA. Most of the posters on this site who work with it use conversion software but that also causes storage concerns.
The most important issue is you are not going to get great looking footage from a $400 camera which will also add to your compositing headaches. You might seriously consider reevaluating your intended camera budget.