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Let me jump in and recommend the software by the same company that made your camcorder, Sony Vegas. I’ve always used Vegas with my Sony camcorders and never once had a problem. (Okay, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have a problem with any mid-level NLE.) Of course I also use a Sony computer, just to keep it all as simple as possible. If you don’t want to spring for Vegas 8.0 w/DVD Architect, I think you’d find Vegas Platinum Plus, at less than $130, to be a very workable substitute. I routinely use a version of Vegas Home Studio for multi-cam productions including several graphics overlays and multi-channel audio mixing.

And let me add that I’ve read a lot of conflicting information about just how “standard” the AVCHD format actually is. According to my sources, each camcorder manufacturer creates a slightly different version of AVCHD video. By using the Sony software with a Sony camcorder, you will have the least chance of any incompatibility issues.

And that is my opinion with an emphasis on opinion.

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