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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #16
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I think for best results you should consider buying Cineform's NEO, and use that to convert the AVCHD into a much faster and less destructable codec. Second of all you need to set your P4 to use dual channel RAM. You are using 3GB now which means you are not in dual channel, unless you have two 512MB and two 1GB sticks(I hope). I am guessing you have three 1 GB sticks? You need two sticks that match, and another two sticks. If you are going to edit with these types of codecs, you need memory bandwidth. Get that P4 into dual channel mode asap!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #17
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I have a duo core and edit AVCHD

And I do it with no converting to Vegas 8b. It works just fine. It is just as fast as the HDV I use with my Sony HC1. The AVCHD I use is from my Canon HG10. I have not had any issues with editing AVCHD. Roger :o0
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #18
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I only plan to make SD dvd's. and I heard that HD converted to SD will have a better quality.
Jade Maestre,

How long you will be making DVDs? But now everybody is swiching to Blue-ray.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #19
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There's always Cineform to loosen your processor load. Editing intermediate is easier than editing the raw AVCHD files.
YES, BUT -- cineform is wonderful with Premiere because the cineform software replaces Premiere's slow rendering engine. But, if he shoots 1920x1080 he must buy the $1,000 cineform Prospect HD.

With Vegas -- which he has -- you only get a cineform codec. You still have the Vegas rendering engine -- which is not very fast. And, is not really real-time unless you wait for a RAM preview to be generated.

For far less money he can buy EDIUS which has a great intermediate codec, a very fast advanced true real-time rendering engine, and is a far more professional editor than Vegas.

Vegas is only "better" than Pinnacle and Cyberlink. Premiere makes NO sense because you've got to spend the extra $1,000.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #20
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Steve, which EDIUS package are you referring? The EDIUS NEO, EDIUS PRO, or the EDIUS BROADCAST.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 02:23 AM   #21
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Steve, which EDIUS package are you referring? The EDIUS NEO, EDIUS PRO, or the EDIUS BROADCAST.
EDIUS PRO is all you need. No extras. Just check that your system meets their requirements for HD video. By the way, you can also edit TOD files without conversion. And, it comes with a DVD encoder.
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