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!