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Old July 23rd, 2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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AVCHD and Prospect HD: Which Quality setting?

Hello,

I own the Panasonic HMC-150 which records with the AVCHD codec. I also own Prospect HD.

Cineform does a great job converting the AVCHD files. However, I noticed the size of cineform files are huge (10x bigger) compared to the AVCHD files. I must admit I use Filmscan 2 setting which is the highest quality setting.

Which quality seting does cineform recommend for converting AVCHD files to Cineform .avi's? Is setting "High" enough that it won't take a huge quality hit? The AVCHD files are filmed at 1920 x 1080 - 30p.

Any tips would be appreciated.

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 08:57 PM   #2
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High is fine for a highly compressed sources like AVCHD.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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High is good enough. Great!

What is the rule about when I should use Filmscan1 or 2?

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For live sources that still have all the their original data. Capture from HDMI or HSDI use Filmscan1. Filmscan 2 are for those who have paranoia about compression, it used to be called Overkill.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 09:42 PM   #5
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Thanks David!

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