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- March 9, 2011 at 8:38 AM in reply to: Archiving hundreds of AVCHD files…is there a software? #194688
I am in full agreement with papaterry. PMB is awesome for both stills pics and video. It identifies most video types and is extremely user friendly. You will not be dissapointed. Whats quiet nice also, depending what you are working on you can select to view either only photos or only video, or of course both.
papaterry do you know if there is a limit to the number of videos etc PMB can manage? I also have a massive video and stills collection dating back to 1986 when I purchased my first video camera.
Guys I see you refer to archieving! Is there a difference between backing up / saving / archiving ?
Yes agreed. I only do amateur stuff, but the editing sofware is so user friendly now, that young kids are editing now. My son aged 13 does full edits for school projects.
I think the big difference is that you very quickly see the difference between a good editor and a novice.
Thanks Guys. Appreciate the help.
I am using Pinnacle Studio 14HD.
I note you guys do not mention Picture Motion Browser that is supplied with most Sony cameras and Camcorders as well as Content Management Utility that is supplied with the AX2000.
I use PMB to manage all my pictures and video. Do you guys have any suggestions or thoughts on management software?
PMB allows you to convert HD footage to mpeg-2 and WMV files. Have you ever used this?
Guys to put you in the picture of what I do with my camera currently is…
I film rugby, water polo, hockey and Cricket matches. I have four sons, three of which play sport. I film the games and then burn them to DVD for the kids and their mates to watch themselves and learn from their mistakes. So my question is? seeing that I burn immediately to DVD why film in HD if I have to down-convert? HD tv & Blu Ray etc is just starting in South Africa. Most people still use DVD players. What you guys think.
thank you again
Keep me updated on your experiences with the camera. Just a question!
I recorded in HD and now whish to create a DVD to play on a normal dvd player. How do i down convert? What software do you recommend.
You also mentioned reading the manual. I have read and referred back to it many times and still struggle to understand. As an example the hand held mike you tested. What do i change when plugging in a mic? did you use the XRL points?
cheers and thanks
I will play, test and experiment. Shot 3 hours of a school play yesterday in HD. Lets see how the editing goes.
The AVCHD (MPEG4-AVC/H.264) recording options are:
- FX (24 Mbps) 19201080/50i, 25P
- FH (17 Mbps) 19201080/50i, 25P
- HQ (9 Mbps) 14401080/50i
- LP (5 Mbps) 14401080/50i
The Standard Definition (MPEG2) recording options are:
- HQ (9 Mbps) 720576/50i
- HQ (9 Mbps) 720576/50i (25P scan)
The above are the formats available to me. I am in a PAL area and therefore the formats are slightly different to the NTSC formats.
I will be filming a school play in the school hall and my question is… which format should I use?
Any other settings you think i should change please let me know.
I do appreciate your comments
I suggest you pessist with Studio 14. I have used Pinnacle Studio for many years and by and large found it to be a good editing program. Visit Declic Video web site for more help on using Studio. The problem may be your computer rather than the software.
hi their. i use a programm called Picture Motion Browser that was supplied when i purchased my Sony video camera. It is brilliant. it sorts either by folder name or by date shot. Very useful, user friendly and powerful programm. i do not think one can purchase it other than when it is supplied when buying a camera. i reside in South Africa so this may not apply to you.
Picassa, which is supplied free of charge by google, is very similar but not as user friendly and has far less features. Try it.
Try source a copy of PMB, YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED.