DV-AVI, by far, has been t


DV-AVI, by far, has been the most respected codec in terms of recording and editing. In general, formats with higher amounts of compression require more processing power and sometimes build up lag. Some editing software has been created with decoding systems that are designated to handle MPEG-2 and AVCHD formats – which is good.

Frankly with Cyberlink PowerDirector, I haven’t experienced any other side affects such as long GOP. I’ve tested this theory with MPEG-2, and have been able to make cuts at any frame individually. Of course, my software requires that a single clip be at least 3 frames long. In other words, I’ve been able to make cuts at four consecutive frames (00:00:00:01, 00:00:00:02, 00:00:00:03, and 00:00:0004) – of course not all at once, but you get the idea here. In other words, I can make cuts at practically any position, as long as I “follow the rules”. The same is true for AVI, WMV, and MPEG (MPG-1) formats.

Some editing software is built to handle MPEG-2 and AVI formats in nearly the same way. Just wanted to point that out here.

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