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Old August 3rd, 2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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Split or Trim AVCHD w/o Conversion/Rendering?

Can anyone suggest a program to split or trim AVCHD that does not involve file conversion or rendering after splitting?
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Old August 4th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #2
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AVCHD from what camera?
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Old August 4th, 2010, 02:19 AM   #3
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AVCHD Camera

I am using Panasonic Lumix DMC-zs7 and similar cameras -- all Panasonic.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #4
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IF its like the Sony its easier to do it in the camera.

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Old August 4th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #5
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Sony's PIcture Motion Browser also allows trim from either end which must be using smart rendering. It takes a short while to set up and do the first few %, then it just zips right along to the end of your desired new clip. And of course, a split can be achieved indirectly by trimming twice to produce two different clips (the first half and then the second half).

But that won't help much if you don't have a Sony cam that will get you the software...

Any editor that does "smart rendering" should pretty much leave the bulk of a clip alone for simple trims or splits via two trims.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #6
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On a mac, can't you use ClipWrap, then SimpleMovieX ? neither re-encode.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #7
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Cutting avchd

I just downloaded "Smart Cutter" from Frame Accurate H.264 AVCHD Editor Without Re-Encoding and it seems to work well. The trial version has a watermark on a few of the first and last frames but you can see if it is what you need before you buy.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 11:01 AM   #8
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In addition to those mentioned, these two might work. I haven't tried them yet. Would be interesting to see any user feedback about the three mentioned stand-alone AVCHD splitting/trimming utilities.

AVCHD Video Converter-how to convert avchd video file

AVCHD Splitter - Easy to use but powerful
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