video Editing Advice

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by bailey, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. bailey


    Jan 18, 2010
    Airdrie Scotland
    Got myself the pc now that can handle the above what is the best soft ware to use it must be able to handle H.D A.V.C.H.D Files


  2. wivvy's dad

    wivvy's dad

    Jun 22, 2010
    I can't advise what editing system to get because I use broadcast equipment (Quantel) but here's what I copied out of a Google search.....

    Here is a run down of some of the more popular consumer video editing applications that are starting to support AVCHD files.
    • Pinnacle Studio 11 Ultimate version provides an end-to-end HD video editing workflow, including native HDV and AVCHD editing ($99). It did the best job of working with AVCHD videos on my system — opening, playing, editing, and exporting with good response. Studio could browse quickly though the AVCHD folder structure, view thumbnails of the clip files, and then click to preview the clips. The interface was very responsive, dragging the slider to scan though the clip, playing fast forward and reverse modes at 2, 4, and 10X speeds, and even resizing the application window while playing video. It also has a handy full-screen playback mode.
    • VideoStudio 11 Plus version supports HD formats including AVCHD and MPEG-2 HD ($129). It would not open individual AVCHD files, but it could import clips from a folder. VideoStudio was a bit sluggish when dealing with AVCHD files. It took seconds to switch between the editing steps.
    • Sony Vegas Studio 8 Platinum supports HD video, including HDV capture and editing ($119). It also supports AVCHD import and edit, but only from Sony camcorders.
    • CyberLink PowerDirector 6 supports high-definition video editing, with the HDV format for capture, editing, and export back to tape ($89).
    • Nero Vision 4 supports HDV and AVCHD editing (part of the Nero 7 Ultra Edition Enhanced suite, $79). It processed HDV files after renaming to .MPG, and played and scanned though AVCHD files.
    Here is a good resource for AVCHD information:
    AVCHD Information –
  3. DESCO


    Mar 11, 2009
    Hi Bill

    Many of the programs listed have trial downloads can be had from their respective company's, this is what I did when I first started, gives you a good idea on how they work, some only allow you to go so far but still worth a try.

    I personally use Sony Vegas Studio 8 Platinum as it suits what I want, but have used Pinnacle Studio 10 previous program but did not like as much, it does too much automatically for my liking.

    Hope this helps some

    Dave :thumb::thumb:

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