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Old August 10th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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transcoding to mpeg2 or avi from camera

I want to know if the hf-10/11/100 has an option to download the avchd files to the PC with the camera acting as a transcoder/converter from avchd to an mpeg2 or avi/DV on the fly. I know the avchd is of much higher quality, but my core 2 duo (2ghz) notebook may not be good enough for editing with vegas. I don't mind the image hit for some type of work, so this is ok. But I don't want the extra time needed to convert from avchd to mpeg2 or DV using vegas, w/c will add time. Maybe the camera, because it already has the codec in hardware can do this on the fly?

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Old August 29th, 2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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It does not have that option.



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Old August 29th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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Hi Mel,

Rich is right. It doesn't transcode, but TMPGEnc 4.0 Xpress's latest version does, and it does it well, too.

You can gang process a chip's worth of files to standard HDV if that is what you want, or you can process the 1920x1080 to 1920x1080 9-bit MPEG2 files that you can edit at great quality, too.

Either way, you win. I don't think there's much of a quality hit either. Let the computer process the files over night, once you get your settings the way you want them.

My best.

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