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Old February 24th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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AVCHD Conversion

I was attempting to convert AVCHD files to Cineform files and was receiving errors. I submitted a ticket and the response was I need a AVCHD decoder. Premiere CS3 comes with one that is HDLINK compatible, but I have CS4 installed. Cineform recommends either CS3 or purchasing one - here is Cineforms web page about it:
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I am wondering if anyone else has a decoder they use - or maybe I should install Premiere CS3 - any thoughts?
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Old February 25th, 2009, 12:46 AM   #2
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CoreAVC is supposed to work the best with HDLink/Cineform

CoreAVC.com: World's Fastest High Definition H.264 Video Software Decoder

If you get it, be sure to buy the PRO version $14.95.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 06:51 AM   #3
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Tom, we can't convert with the current demo that is out, keeps on getting errors or crashes with a windows error log.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #4
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I purchased the pro version, installed it and I no longer get errors but after 20min of trying to convert a AVCHD file it just hangs saying converting - nothing happens. My processors are at 1%! I wonder if anyone can convert a AVCHD file?
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Old March 5th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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Rob,
I purchased the pro version, installed it and I no longer get errors but after 20min of trying to convert a AVCHD file it just hangs saying converting - nothing happens. My processors are at 1%! I wonder if anyone can convert a AVCHD file?
An older release before Christmas worked on my machine when I tried converting my HF11 files, so yes it DID work but something changed.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #6
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An older release before Christmas worked on my machine when I tried converting my HF11 files, so yes it DID work but something changed.
I have been converting HF10 files okay with the new version 1.1.2. I have two computers with this version and they both do okay with these AVCHD files.

However with one computer that has CoreAVC installed I don't get the audio file. (But the other computer that doesn't have CoreAVC installed generates the audio file okay.) My work around is to pull off the audio from the MOV file.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #7
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NEO Scene has its own built-in h.264 decoder (MainConcept). You don't need CoreAVC on a PC with NEO Scene installed and what's happening is that the CoreAVC decoder is being used because it has a higher priority (filter merit). Try either uninstalling CoreAVC or setting its priority lower. It has a checkbox setting to do so.

You can test the media graph with GSpot to see how each computer is rendering specific media files:

GSpot Codec Information Appliance

A similar program to change DirectShow filter merits is filmerit:

Filmerit

Finally you can create and test DirectShow media graphs with the Microsoft utility GraphEdit:

GraphEdit
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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #8
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I removed CoreAVC , NewScene, the reinstalled NeoScene.

I just finished converting some HMC150 sample AVCHD footage. Worked great and looks fantastic.
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