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Its more “movable”
What does that mean?
Its very compressed (some will say that this is a con. i dont think so).
Like always, it depends what you’re doing. For Shippociao it may not be a bad thing. Very compressed video is a bad thing if you want effects and compositing; however, the high compression is good if you are shooting long days without the chance to offload footage from your media to a laptop. In my opinion though, if I were shooting a long day, I’d go with miniDV tapes. AVCHD is more compressed than miniDV; why would you want to take more resolution/more information and compressed even more?
Some people say that its not “True HD” (1920×1080), but i disagree with that
It’s not true HD. You can’t just say you disagree with it…too bad, it’s not true HD. AVCHD records 1440X1080 and then stretches the pixels to cover 1920X1080. Same with HDV and some DVCPro HD.
You need a somewhat powerful PC to be able to edit it.
I’m not sure about that. This isn’t a demanding codec, and I believe an average modern computer can handle AVCHD, so long you have software that supports the codec, as mentined above.
AVCHD is mainly a consumer codec, although some prosumer cameras do record AVCHD. Every time I see an ad for a prosumer level camera that records AVCHD, it seems to be directed toward wedding videographers, and wedding videographer need that long recording time that AVCHD allows. Also, when video is broadcast, I believe it’s compressed again. Wedding videos aren’t broadcast, so it’s not like the video is being HIGHLY compressed and then compressed again for broadcast. That would be bad.
So think about what you intent to do and go from there. If you’re an average consumer and you’re making home videos, AVCHD is fine for you.