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04-12-2009, 05:23 PM

I just read brand new Canon HF S100 review on camcorderinfo.com. In few months I am planing to purchase Canon camcorder. I wanted to buy HV 30 model, but since the "cassette technology and standard " is becoming obsolete (and after reading a lot of written material on the Internet) I decided to purchase HF S10 model, which records in AVCHD format- codec which is primary made for recording, not for editing. Since I do not have quite up do date performance computer and own only CS3 I need to know what is the best work flow using SW and HW resources I own?

I already read forums with this topics and this is the solution I found:
1. recording http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

2. converting .mts files to appropriate format. On this forum I found this SW http://www.avchdmtsconverter.com/. Is there any quality loss when the file is converted? Are there any better converting alternatives? Adobe recommends http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ ?! Is it possible to convert to image sequences?

3. 3d tracking with Syntheyes, compositing & editing in AE CS3,
4. rendering and exporting

Is this the right way? What is the best practice? I am especially interested in procedures in 2nd step above.

Thank you for your answers and take care!


04-12-2009, 09:34 PM
A couple years back I was looking into the same type of situation. For me it turned out that I could import the camera files into Sony Vegas and render them out to the format I wanted so I could then use them in my other programs. I haven't played with this recently enough to remember all of the details, my apologies. But, Vegas can open an amazing amount of files that other programs can not (in my case I use Combustion instead of AE), anyway if all else fails for you, it's worth a shot. Good luck, Gina

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