Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 10:01 AM (in response to WambleJ)
If you download the AVCHD file to the Desktop, you can then compare the Resolution of both files.
Alternately, you can probably check your camera setting for the AVCHD resolution you're shooting at.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to Joe Gramm)
The resolution that iPhoto of the exported photo from iPhoto is 1080 but that does not mean that it hasn't compressed or down converted. I know the resolution i am shooting at is 1080i. I would just like to know in the conversion process of AVCHD -> MOV if it is just re-wrapping or if it is actually converting. I am ok with a small MOV file like it gives but I do not want the original quality adjusted at all.
Unfortunately comparing the two on a computer screen may not tell the whole story and might look ok even if it is compressed.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to WambleJ)
I unfortunately do not have the answer to your question. I've searched the ASC for an answer as well as a general Internet search with no luck about rewrapping vs converting. There is a lot of info on how to import the video. Lots of info about using iMovie vs iPhoto.
Hopefully some of the iPhoto top participents will jump into the discussion.