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Old November 19th, 2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Is there an app to play raw avchd consecutively?

We would love to provide SDEs at weddings. We're just too busy. If I had an app on my laptop (or even better on my camera) that plays the raw avchd files consecutively? I'm thinking that I could copy the files from the card to the laptop and put the best ones back onto the card. Would that work? Does the Playstation do that?
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:22 PM   #2
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Hi Dana

Panasonic tell you not to copy stuff to the card the normal way as the thumbnails get corrupted BUT you can use HD Writer to do the job I believe???

I'm assuming your HMC170's have an HDMI output..they surely must have as my HMC72's have one and the software that came with the camera does have a writeback feature. However one assumes you will write to a fresh card not your precious raw footage????

Should look awesome at the reception!!!

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Old November 20th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #3
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The free "VLC Media Player" will play AVCHD consecutively.
Open the player, go "media>open folder" browse for the folder with the avchd files & hit play. It displays the filename on start of each clip, so you could transfer the contents of your card to the laptop, preview, identify & delete unwanted files & then VLC will play the remaining (desired) files consecutively. Meanwhile, you haven't tampered with your source card at all.
A simple way to do this.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 02:10 AM   #4
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Wow! Cool things from Australia and Hawaii!

@Chris,
I don't remember getting any software with my HMC150, but I do have HDMI, and even if I had to edit on a laptop, I would rather do the presentation from my camera to avoid any popups or hard drive dizziness!

@Robert,
I just found that VLC is also available for Mac. I will try that. Are you saying that it will put up the filename at the beginning of each clip? That would kill any presentation unless I could eliminate that text.

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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:47 AM   #5
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It does display the filename for a second or two @ the beginning of each clip.
May be a way to kill that, but I've never looked for it.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #6
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Hi Dana

I never found a way to kill the file name on VLC player but it does a good job playing raw files!!!

Did you look at the free software Panasonic have on their website???? They should have something there.

https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro...e/download.htm

Your other option is to use a standalone media player..they are pretty cheap now (under $200 here) and have a built-in HDD plus will play from card or USB and have HDMI output too. That way you could do a quick edit and copy the footage directly to the player and leave it running at the reception which would also leave your laptop and camera free for use!!

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Old November 22nd, 2009, 12:35 AM   #7
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MTSMerger might be the ticket, but I could never get it to work. It's designed to merge the M2t files to ease editing (kind of like what you can do in Log and Capture). If I could take the choice clips off many cards and stick them in order on an MTSMerger, then I could take the one large M2t file and stick it on a cam-formatted card and play it through my HDMI port on my HMC150.

I suppose I could also use MPEG Streamclip to edit the m2t files in order to cut the rough ends off the clips...

So I'm at a wedding and have 30 minutes to put together a show. I pop my sdhc cards in the multi-reader, and launch fcp, Log and Transfer to preview the clips. Noting the ones I want and the time total, I open MPEG Streamclip to cut the clips, saving them to a new folder. I put them in order and take those clips into MTSMerger to merge into one m2t file, saved to a formatted sdhc card that I haven't written to. My keeping track of time codes I match it with a loosely syncopated song of the same length. I have the DJ start the song at the same time as I play the M2t file on the camera.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #8
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The PS3 does a WONDERFUL job at playing AVCHD/mts files.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #9
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Windows Media Player 12 plays AVCHD mts files natively on Windows 7 PC.
I point to AVCHD->BDMV->STREAM folder and play with Windows Media player. They play without an issue.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 10:36 PM   #10
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http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009...vable-bundles/
The PS3 is perfect for that and if you must have a program than download this at the bottom.
Splash - Next Generation Player
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Old November 27th, 2009, 12:56 AM   #11
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Does it play clips back to back seamlessly and w/o titles?

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Old November 27th, 2009, 11:11 AM   #12
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What's wrong with Splash? It seams like what your looking for.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 01:21 PM   #13
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@ Bhanu
Does it play clips back to back seamlessly and w/o titles?

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Dana,
The titles(filenames) are not shown in full screen view mode in media player.
I select all the clips in the stream folder and right click and select add to the Windows Media Player list. They play one after the other with a black transition.


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Old November 29th, 2009, 02:09 PM   #14
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Hmm... Well I guess it's an option, but with the black separators it would be hard to sync with music and make it look natural. It sounds like I'd need a timeline to do it right, but if things go wrong this would be a good Plan B, provided that I could fade in and out as more of a video slide show.

I'm going to test the time it takes to bring the clips into the timeline and render a completed video to see how much time it really eats up. If I got it transferring before the Grand Entrance, then I could film that, edit, eat & Edit simultaneously and hopefully have it ready to render before the first batch of events. Once rendered, I'd just plug it in for the show.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #15
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I'm late to this thread, but I'll add another recommendation for Splash:
Splash - Next Generation Player

It will play clips consecutively and provides excellent visual quality (better than VLC in my experience).
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