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Old December 7th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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how demanding is AVCHD editing software?

Still thinking about the HV-20 vs the HG-10. Since I've come to understand that AVCHD editing software is more demanding of CPU power- I have an Intel core duo 2.13 GHz, I checked out Pinnacle's web site for their Studio Ultimate 11 package. There it is says the software needs a minimum core duo 2.4 GHz CPU. Yikes!

How about other AVCHD editors?

Is there a general rule that AVCHD editors require X% more powerful CPU than if the same program were editing a HDV file for the same speed? Just trying to get a handle on the difference in demand.

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Old December 7th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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AVC-HD is extremely processor intensive. It takes a fairly monstrous system to be able to handle it real-time.

The other option is to convert to an editing codec, something HDV users have been doing for years. Apple Intermediate Codec or ProRes on the Mac, or CineForm or something similar on Windows. If you're talking about using a Panasonic AVC-HD camcorder, they've developed a free cross-conversion tool to convert from AVC-HD files into P2/MXF-compatible files, so P2-compatible NLEs can edit the footage in realtime.
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