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AVCHD Solution - looks promising

534 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2007 8:04 AM by SteveDemy RSS
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May 9, 2007 11:18 PM
Here's a solution to the problem of importing and editing Sony's AVCHD files for edit on the mac. Credit to TechWizard. His podcast #11 does a great job of explaining his work.

http://web.mac.com/bankman2/iWeb/Site/Podcast/Podcast.html


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  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)
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    May 10, 2007 12:12 AM (in response to SteveDemy)
    thanks for the post ... though seriously, those who bought an AVCHD camera and were shocked and/or surprised when it didn't work with their chosen NLE needs their heads testing!

    so at first glance this solution seems to require the purchase of more than US$400 of software? I might be missing something.
    17" MBP + FCP 5.1.2, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Zebulun Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2007 12:36 AM (in response to Andy Mees)
    Mr. Mees, do I detect a hint of impatient impertinence here? I DO hope so. I do think that you, Jerry and David H. have some sort of ever-lasting gobstopper of patience coursing through your veins.

    Zeb
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  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,650 points)
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    May 10, 2007 12:56 AM (in response to SteveDemy)
    I like the description of the podcast:

    "So you took the plunge and bought Sony’s new AVC- HD format High Definition HDR- SR1 camcorder. You get it home and join the rest of us early adopters in the “Cant edit in Final Cut Pro Club” Thanks Sony or rather Apple."

    Uh...how the HECK is this Apple's fault? Sony came out with that camera, so blame Sony. Don't blame a company for NOT making something compatible with this consumer camera. CONSUMER...Final Cut PRO...

    Hmmm...

    Shane
    Dual 2G G5, 3.5GB RAM, Powerbook 1.67ghz-1.5GB RAM, CalDigit S2VR Duo 1.5TB, Mac OS X (10.4.7), AJA Kona LH, Matrox MXO, 2.5TB Dark Tower SATA Raid, FCP 5.1.2
  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)
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    May 10, 2007 6:33 AM (in response to Zebulun)
    hey Zeb, that little hint is just the tip of my inner elitist iceberg mate
    17" MBP + FCP 5.1.2, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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