I got a new camera from Panasonic (HMC-150). How does Media Composer deal with AVCHD? Do I need to convert it via MetaFuze?
How does MetaFuze compare to Cineform's codec? I am using Prospect HD and love it.
Presently I am using PPCS3 because PPS4 and Cineform don't work well together yet.
Avid Media Composer does sound interesting but need to know how it deals with AVCHD first.
Thanks for any advice in advance,
Do a forum search for ACVHD - MC doesn't work with ACVHD natively. You'll have to transcode it into an MC supported format. I'm not sure if MetaFuze can perform this conversion (I suspect not but please do the search). This comes up regularly as a forum topic.
To Forum moderators: You might consider an ACVHD sticky if Avid has some officially perscribed workflow for this codec....
I will do a search. That is too bad that it is not accepted natively. It is a pretty good codec.
Look for Panasonic AVCHD to P2 converter. It is a freebie from Panasonic.
Okay. That seems easy enough.
And once it is in P2 form, Media Composer has no issues with it?
That is correct
Hi , I just joined the fourum....I have an HMC 150. I can use the panasonic P2 encoder and encode the.MTS filles to MFX file..But then the MFX files won't import into MC 4.05..I get an error saying check on how to transfer files. I have and still can't import the transcoded files...Any Ideas??? Thanks, Wynn
How are You importing the files? Please describe Your workflow.
To take AVCHD (Canon or Panasonic) you need the AVCHD to DVCPRO (P2) converter that is free from panasonic (let me know if you don't find it i will send it to you, it is like 4 MB. after you convert it to P2 format you'll have a folder that is "Contents". in there is the media The "Contents" folder will be your "root directory"... remember this. You cannot put other files or folders under this directory, but you can, if you have several cameras, or files that you want to be all in one folder, copy and paste the media from each folder (under "Contents" ) into which ever you decide to use as your main "contents" folder. Ok, so after you convert, go into Media Composer, and choose under file "Link to AMA volume". (make sure you select a BIN prior to clicking on FILE) it will give you an option to use current bin, or it will create one called AMA Bin, and the clips will be yellow. everytime to open the project it will relink to the folders! it's pretty easy, and saves on space (no AVCHD to P2 to MXF, it cuts out the MXF import, saving HD space)
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Please send me the avchd to dvcpro (p2) converter thats compatible with canon HD cams. I use Canon HFS10. The latest version only support panasonic. The first version supports Canon, and is not available anywhere! How can you send it to me? You need me e mail?
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