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.AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition)[1] is a format for the recording and playback of high definition video.^ AVCHD is abbreviated for "Advanced Video Codec High Definition", a format for the recording and playback of high definition video.
  • How to convert AVCHD.m2ts to DVD AVI MOV MPG, edit .m2ts with Windows Movie Maker iMovie with M2TS converter? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.all-media-converter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ High definition video .
  • Help - Burning the AVCHD to Bluray Disc 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.afterdawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Free AVCHD Converter to convert camcorder MTS video files to AVI, MPEG, WMV AVCHD is a video format for recording and playback of high definition videos.
  • Calculate bitrate to encode video & make AVCHD Disc 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.tothepc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The format has been jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic.^ AVCHD is a format jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic for tapeless consumer camcorders.
  • What are AVCHD, MTS and M2TS files? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.iskysoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This is no surprise because AVCHD was developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic .
  • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD was developed jointly by Matsushita (Panasonic), and Sony Corporation.
  • AVCHD - What are AVCHD videos - How to convert and edit AVCHD videos on Mac? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.moviesmac.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2005, the two companies combined their efforts in creating a high definition format for tapeless consumer camcorders.^ AVCHD format is the standard high definition format for most camcorders.
  • Avchd — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC en.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD is a high definition (HD) camcorder format.
  • Digital Imaging |  Sony Support Europe 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC support.sony-europe.com [Source type: General]

^ This camcorder captures high definition footage in the AVCHD format.
  • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]
  • HDR-AX2000 | High-Definition Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | Sony Style USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

[2] .Announced in 2006, the format allows recording high definition video onto 8cm DVD discs, SD/SDHC memory cards, "Memory Stick" cards and hard disk drives.^ High definition video .
  • Help - Burning the AVCHD to Bluray Disc 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.afterdawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD is the new high definition video format for video cameras.
  • All about AVCHD | ShedWorx 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC shedworx.com [Source type: General]

^ The quality is outstanding and recording onto a SD card is great.
  • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3]
.AVCHD has been designed to be compatible with Blu-ray Disc format[2] and can be used for authoring and distribution of high definition video, though with reduced quality and interactivity compared to Blu-ray Disc.^ AVCHD is abbreviated for "Advanced Video Codec High Definition", a format for the recording and playback of high definition video.
  • How to convert AVCHD.m2ts to DVD AVI MOV MPG, edit .m2ts with Windows Movie Maker iMovie with M2TS converter? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.all-media-converter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ High definition video .
  • Help - Burning the AVCHD to Bluray Disc 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.afterdawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD enabled Blu ray players .
  • AVCHD enabled Blu ray players | HomeDVD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.homedvd.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The first AVCHD camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-UX1, went on sale in September 2006.
.AVCHD and its logo are trademarks of Panasonic corporation and Sony corporation.^ AVCHD and its logo are trademarks of Panasonic corporation and Sony corporation.
  • Model and Parameters of Canon, Sony, Panasonic Cameras - AVCHD Video Converter for Mac, HD Video Converter Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.aimersoft-mac.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • How to convert AVC HD to M4R iPhone ringtone 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.topvideoconverter.com [Source type: General]

^ AVCHD was developed jointly by Matsushita (Panasonic), and Sony Corporation.
  • AVCHD - What are AVCHD videos - How to convert and edit AVCHD videos on Mac? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.moviesmac.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After all, AVCHD is developed by Sony and Panasonic .
  • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Overview

File organization on Panasonic and Canon solid-state AVCHD camcorders
.AVCHD utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVC) video compression codec and either Dolby AC-3 (Dolby Digital) or linear PCM audio compression codec.^ AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a high definition recording format that uses the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video codec.
  • Ulead Learning Center - Ulead VideoStudio - Using Multiple Overlay Tracks 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.ulead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Importing video from AVCHD camcorders - VideoStudio 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.corel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Audio is stored in either compressed form (Dolby AC-3), or uncompressed form (multichannel PCM).
  • AVCHD Converter-how to convert avchd 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avchdconverter.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Converter, Convert AVCHD to DivX, AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, DVD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvd-ipod.biz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Professional AVCHD Converter 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avcconverter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD (AVC-HD, AVC HD) utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVC) video compression codec and Dolby AC-3 (Dolby Digital) audio compression codec.
  • What are AVCHD, MTS and M2TS files? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.iskysoft.com [Source type: Reference]
  • VideoSpin Forum - iMovie import AVCHD, AVCHD to iMovie - How to import AVCHD video files to iMovie on Mac OS X with AVCHD to iMovie Converter 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC community.videospin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MKV to AVCHD - convert MKV to AVCHD and burn to Blu-ray Disc 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.convertmkvfile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • iMovie AVCHD import, importing AVCHD video files into iMovie on Mac OS X with AVCHD to iMovie Converter | PressReleasePoint 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.pressreleasepoint.com [Source type: General]
  • videotoimovie : Weblog 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.digitalmediaonlineinc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Uncompressed linear PCM audio is not supported in existing consumer devices, but is offered in the Sony NXCAM professional lineup.^ The audio track can be stored as uncompressed 7.1 linear PCM or compressed AC-3 5.1.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Uncompressed linear PCM audio is not supported in any consumer devices.
  • iMovie AVCHD import, importing AVCHD video files into iMovie on Mac OS X with AVCHD to iMovie Converter | PressReleasePoint 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.pressreleasepoint.com [Source type: General]
  • videotoimovie : Weblog 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.digitalmediaonlineinc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Audio is stored in either compressed form (Dolby AC-3), or uncompressed form (multichannel PCM).
  • AVCHD Converter-how to convert avchd 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avchdconverter.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Converter, Convert AVCHD to DivX, AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, DVD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvd-ipod.biz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Professional AVCHD Converter 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avcconverter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Aside from recorded audio and video, AVCHD includes features to improve media presentation: menu navigation, slide shows and subtitles.^ What makes AVCHD a unique and advanced compression is that it includes features to improve media presentation such as: menu navigation, slide shows and subtitles?
  • How to convert AVCHD video to MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV etc on Mac OS 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • How to convert avchd files on mac - OnMac.net Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.onmac.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aside from recorded audio and video, AVCHD includes features to improve media presentation: menu navigation, slide shows and subtitles.
  • AVCHD Player - watch High Definition movies and Video 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.bestshareware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD Video Converter to convert audio .
  • AVCHD Video Converter: AVCHD Converter to convert camcorder AVCHD video 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.topsevenreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The menu navigation system is similar to DVD-video, allowing access to individual videos from a common intro screen.^ The menu navigation system is similar to DVD-video, allowing access to individual videos from a common intro screen.
  • AVCHD Player - watch High Definition movies and Video 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.bestshareware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Known for superior video playback, WinDVD will provide convenient navigation of AVCHD discs with support for AVCHD menus and playlists.
  • Corel(R) Announces Support for AVCHD Standard 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.businesswire.com [Source type: General]

^ The format allows recording high definition video onto 8cm DVD discs, SD/SDHC memory cards, "Memory Stick" cards and hard disk drives.
  • How to convert AVCHD to AVI with AVCHD software - AVCHD Converter? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sharewareguide.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Slide shows are prepared from a sequence of AVC still frames, and can be accompanied by a background audio track.^ Slide shows are prepared from a sequence of AVC still frames, and can be accompanied by a background audio track.
  • AVCHD Player - watch High Definition movies and Video 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.bestshareware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Asides from recorded audio+video, AVCHD includes features to improve media presentation: menu navigation, slide shows and subtitles.
  • AVCHD Converter, Convert AVCHD to DivX, AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, DVD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvd-ipod.biz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Professional AVCHD Converter 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avcconverter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aside from recorded audio and video, AVCHD includes features to improve media presentation: menu navigation, slide shows and subtitles.
  • AVCHD Player - watch High Definition movies and Video 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.bestshareware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Subtitles are used in some camcorders to timestamp the recordings.^ Subtitles are used in some camcorders to timestamp the recordings.
  • AVCHD Player - watch High Definition movies and Video 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.bestshareware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD camcorders use a mix of DVD discs, memory cards , and hard disks , and both standard definition and HD video can be recorded with the format.
  • AVCHD Defined at Obsessable 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.obsessable.com [Source type: General]

^ AVCHD is the most efficient compression (when compared with the old MPEG-2 codec used in cameras HDV camcorders) which allows AVCHD recorders capture video using less memory.
  • AVCHD Converter, AVC HD converter, Convert AVCHD file 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.008soft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Audio, video, subtitle, and ancillary streams are multiplexed into an MPEG transport stream and stored on media as binary files.^ Phone ringtone from any video/audio files.
  • Aiseesoft AVCHD Video Converter - AVCHD Converter to convert camcorder AVCHD video 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.5idownload.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD is H.264 video and AC3 audio in an MPEG Transport Stream container.
  • Playing MTS / AVCHD file | DivX Labs - Everywhere Communication Occurs Community Happens 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC labs.divx.com [Source type: General]

^ The MPEG-2 transport stream is stored on random-access media as binary files.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Usually, memory cards and HDDs use the FAT32 file system, while optical discs employ UDF or ISO9660.^ (In general, the FAT32 filesystem is used for memory cards and HDDs, ISO9660 is used on optical-disc.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I usually use an external card reader.
  • HandBrake • View topic - Handbrake and AVCHD, Canon Vixia HG20 Camcorder 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.handbrake.fr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Change to UDF 2.50 file system .
  • AfterDawn.com: Guides: How to burn AVCHD with Nero Burning ROM 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.afterdawn.com [Source type: General]

.At the file system level, the structure of AVCHD is derived from the Blu-ray Disc specification, but is not identical to it.^ How to create AVCHD on DVD or a Blu-Ray disc in Creator 2009 .
  • How to create AVCHD on DVD or a Blu-Ray disc in Creator 2009 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC kb.roxio.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray to Increase Disc Capacity?
  • Camcorder Review: Canon HG10 AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.videomaker.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray disc.
  • Burn videos into AVCHD on regular DVD, How to burn videos into AVCHD on regular DVD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.downloadatoz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In particular, known Canon and Panasonic implementations use legacy "8.3" file naming convention, while Blu-ray discs utilize long filenames.^ Blu-ray to Increase Disc Capacity?
  • Camcorder Review: Canon HG10 AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.videomaker.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray disc.
  • Burn videos into AVCHD on regular DVD, How to burn videos into AVCHD on regular DVD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.downloadatoz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Another difference is location of the BDMV directory, which contains media files.^ Another difference is location of the BDMV folder, which contains media files.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But those m2ts files are different from tha mts/m2ts AVCHD container for some reason.
  • Avchd - Page 2 - Red Kawa Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.redkawa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WARNING NO NAME contains unsupported media or as an invalid directory structure.
  • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On a DVD-based camcorder the BDMV directory is placed at the root level, as on the Blu-ray disc.^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • Sony AVCHD to DVD - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray to Increase Disc Capacity?
  • Camcorder Review: Canon HG10 AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.videomaker.com [Source type: General]

^ On a DVD-based camcorder the BDMV folder is placed at the root level, just like on a Blu-ray disc.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On the HDD-based Canon HG10 camcorder the BDMV directory is located in the AVCHD directory, which is placed at the root level.^ Directory names at root of Sony Camcorder are: .
  • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am trying to convert AVCHD from a Canon HG10.
  • SpeedEdit obtaining AVCHD capability - NewTek Discussions 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC vbulletin.newtek.com [Source type: General]

^ Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 37prime .
  • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5] .Solid-state Panasonic and Canon camcorders nest the AVCHD directory inside the PRIVATE directory.^ Canon hr10 avchd Camcorders .
  • Buy Canon hr10 avchd Camcorders at bizrate this holiday season 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

^ On the HDD-based Canon HG10 camcorder the BDMV folder is located in the AVCHD folder, which is placed at the root level.  Solid-state Panasonic and Canon camcorders nest the AVCHD folder inside the PRIVATE folder.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More on using the solid-state camcorder ...
  • Solid-State Camcorders -- Panasonic HDC-SD1 (Manifest Tech Blog) 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC manifest-tech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .Following a standard agreed upon by many still camera manufacturers, solid-state camcorders have a root-level DCIM directory for still images.^ Directory names at root of Sony Camcorder are: .
  • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Following a standard agreed upon by many still camera manufacturers, solid-state camcorders have a root-level DCIM folder for still images.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More on using the solid-state camcorder ...
  • Solid-State Camcorders -- Panasonic HDC-SD1 (Manifest Tech Blog) 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC manifest-tech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.AVCHD recordings can be transferred to a computer by connecting the camcorder via the USB connection.^ Connect the AVCHD camcorders to your PC with a USB cable.
  • How to Convert Avchd Video to Avi,mp4 With Avchd Video Converter? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC technology.ezineseeker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Transfer AVCHD video to computer .
  • How to convert/transfer AVCHD to a playable DVD on normal DVD player 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.wonderdvd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The connection to the PC is via USB, not Firewire.
  • Transferring AVCHD Files to SpeedEdit for Editing [Archive] - NewTek Discussions 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC vbulletin.newtek.com [Source type: General]

.Removable media like SDHC and Memory Stick cards or DVD discs can be read on a computer directly.^ Many camcorders can record to removable media like SDHC and Memory Stick cards or DVD discs, which can be directly read on a computer.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Capacity ranges from 30 GB to 240 GB.  Many tapeless camcorders record to memory cards, such as SD/SDHC cards or "Memory Stick" cards  Some AVCHD camcorders come with built-in solid-state memory either as a sole media, or in addition to other media.
  • How to convert AVCHD(MTS, M2TS) to MOV on MAC OS - including Snow Leopard 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Capture still images directly onto one of two selectable Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media 5 slots for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing, or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick® devices (sold separately).
  • HDR-AX2000 | High-Definition Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | Sony Style USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

.Copying files from an AVCHD camcorder or from removable media can be performed faster than from a tape-based camcorder, because the transfer speed is not limited by realtime playback.^ The advantage of using a disk-based camcorder is the ability to transfer the video clip faster than tape-based camcorders.
  • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Copying files from an AVCHD camcorder can be performed much faster than from a tape-based camcorder, because it does not have to be done in realtime.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD camcorders do not use magnetic tape.
  • How to convert AVCHD(MTS, M2TS) to MOV on MAC OS - including Snow Leopard 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • How to convert AVCHD video to MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV etc on Mac OS 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • VideoSpin Forum - How to convert avchd files on mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC community.videospin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • How to convert avchd files on mac - OnMac.net Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.onmac.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Just as editing DVCPRO HD and HDV video once demanded an expensive high-end computer, AVCHD editing software requires powerful machines.^ It's also very demanding for the computer to edit.
  • Matrox RTX2 User Forum :: View topic - AVCHD compatible? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.matrox.com [Source type: General]

^ Can anyone tell me what I need in a new computer so I can edit HD video.
  • How to Edit AVCHD Video Files - High-Definition HD Video Editing 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.reelseo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Editing AVCHD video on Mac .
  • Editing AVCHD video on Mac | iFunia News Blog 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.ifunia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Compared to HDV, AVCHD requires 2-4x the processing power for realtime playback, placing a greater burden on the computer's CPU and graphics card.^ Even simple AVCHD decoding for playback requires a lot of processing power.
  • http://documentation.apple.com/en/finalcutpro/professionalformatsandworkflows/chapter_6_section_2.html 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC documentation.apple.com [Source type: General]

^ Compared to HDV, AVCHD video compression requires 2-4x the processing power, placing a greater burden on the computer memory and CPU. Older computers, even those that are capable of handling HDV, are often unacceptably slow for editing AVCHD, and can even struggle with smooth playback of AVCHD recordings.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, playing AVCHD files requires a huge amount of CPU power.
  • DVMP Pro 4 - Media Player: view datacode/datecode, timecode, date/time, and exposure details in AVCHD, HDV and DV files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvmp.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Improvements in multi-core computing and graphics processor acceleration bring AVCHD playback to mainstream desktops and laptops.^ Improvements in multi-core computing and graphics processor acceleration is bringing AVCHD playback to mainstream desktops and laptops.
  • Farnsworth Video :: Transfer Services 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.farnsworthvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm editing the video using a quad-core Dell XPS 630 machine with 6GB of RAM. You'll need a beefy computer to edit AVCHD. .
  • avchd videos - by Video Site 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvbs.eu.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batch AVCHD Video Conversion The support for multi-core CPU and batch conversion make the conversion faster than before.
  • AVCHD Converter, AVCHD Video Converter: Convert AVCHD video files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.imtoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Converter, AVCHD Video Converter: Convert AVCHD video files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.imtoo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Media

.AVCHD specification allows using recordable DVD discs, memory cards, non-removable solid-state memory and hard disk drives as recording media.^ It can use various storage media, including 8 cm (3") recordable DVD discs, a hard disk, or flash memory cards.
  • AVCHD survival guide - SR7/SR8 video samples 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.waltercedric.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD survival guide - SR7/SR8 video samples 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.waltercedric.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I archive AVCHD this way: ( Not to DVD disk, but inexpensive External Drives.
  • AVCHD Archive 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.kenstone.net [Source type: General]

^ The initial AVCHD devices are all tapeless, using either mini-DVD recorders, SD or Memory Stick memory cards, or hard drives.
  • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.AVCHD camcorders are file-based and do not use magnetic tape.^ AVCHD files using the components outlined above.
  • Cineform Tech Blog » Blog Archive » Converting AVCHD Files to CineForm Intermediate 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC techblog.cineform.com [Source type: General]

^ AVCHD camcorders do not use magnetic tape.
  • How to convert AVCHD(MTS, M2TS) to MOV on MAC OS - including Snow Leopard 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • How to convert AVCHD video to MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV etc on Mac OS 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • VideoSpin Forum - How to convert avchd files on mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC community.videospin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • How to convert avchd files on mac - OnMac.net Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.onmac.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hardware products for AVCHD based camcorder .
  • How to convert AVCHD video to MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV etc on Mac OS 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

DVD disc

Conventional 12 cm disc (left) compared to 8 cm disc (right)
.When AVCHD standard was first announced, recordable DVD disc was the only recording medium.^ Also, standard DVD recorders are not currently equipped to record DVDs in the AVCHD format.
  • AVCHD - What are AVCHD videos - How to convert and edit AVCHD videos on Mac? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.moviesmac.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I only have the mini-dvd avchd disks.
  • Corel User to User Web Board :: View topic - VS11+ Importing AVCHD Video 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC phpbb.ulead.com.tw [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Add to Favorites Font Size Read comments (1) Share More topics Panasonic Camcorder   |   Metadata   |   Sony Camcorder Sony announced their first professional camcorder to record in the AVCHD format, or A dvanced V ideo C odec H igh D efinition.
  • Sony Announces NXCAM Professional AVCHD Camcorder - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[2] .To reduce camcorder size, manufacturers opted for a 8 cm disc, sometimes called miniDVD.^ Since September 2007, BD-RE was also available in the smaller 8 cm Mini Blu-ray Disc diameter size.
  • Online Glossary of DVD/HD/Blu-ray Terms 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sothinkmedia.com [Source type: General]
  • Online Glossary of DVD/HD/AVCHD/Blu-ray Terms 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC etinysoft.com [Source type: General]

^ Camcorder manufacturers seem to disagree, though: Panasonic, Sony, and others have recently announced a new format for high-definition camcorders called AVCHD. .
  • Making Movies: New HD camcorder format explained | Camcorders | Macworld 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.macworld.com [Source type: General]

^ The fact that you can reuse the SDHC card over and over again substantially reduces the cost of acquisition versus tape- or disc-based camcorders.
  • BurnWorld.com AVCHD Transcoder version 2.1 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.burnworld.com [Source type: General]

.Recording capacity of a MiniDVD ranges from 1.4 GB for a single-sided single layer disc to 5.2 GB for a double-sided double layer disc.^ Recording capacity ranges from 1.4 GB for a single-sided single layer disc to 5.2 GB for a double-sided double layer disc.
  • How to convert AVCHD(MTS, M2TS) to MOV on MAC OS - including Snow Leopard 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Both single- and double-layer discs are supported.
  • AVCHD: H264 + ac3 5.1 almost work in PS3 - Page 3 - Doom9's Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.doom9.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Storage capacity (single side) .
  • Online Glossary of DVD/HD/Blu-ray Terms 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sothinkmedia.com [Source type: General]
  • Online Glossary of DVD/HD/AVCHD/Blu-ray Terms 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC etinysoft.com [Source type: General]

Pros:
  • DVDs are familiar to most consumers, thus considered user-friendly
  • Recordable DVDs are relatively cheap
  • Recorded disc can be played back in most Blu-ray players
  • Discs can be used as immediate backup media, can be stored separately from a camcorder
Cons:
  • The longevity of recordable DVDs is argued to be much shorter than expected[8]
  • Rewritable DVDs cost more than write-once discs
  • DVDs have to be "finalized" to be played back on set-top players
  • Double-layer recording is less robust than single-layer recording
  • To use both sides of a double-sided disc it must be flipped over, because camcorders have pickup from one side only
  • AVCHD DVDs cannot be played back on regular DVD players
  • Data rate for DVD-based AVCHD camcorders is limited to 18 Mbit/s
  • A single-sided single-layer 8 cm DVD can fit only 15 minutes of video at 12 Mbit/s data rate, 10 minutes at 18 Mbit/s data rate
  • DVDs are very susceptible to vibration
  • 8 cm DVDs cannot be used in most slot-loading drives and may even damage the drive
  • Unlike HDDs and memory cards, the capacity of DVD discs has reached its limit
.As capacity of memory cards grew while their price dropped, DVD discs quickly fell out of favor.^ It can use various storage media, including 8 cm (3") recordable DVD discs, a hard disk, or flash memory cards.
  • AVCHD survival guide - SR7/SR8 video samples 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.waltercedric.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD survival guide - SR7/SR8 video samples 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.waltercedric.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD specification allows using several kinds of recording media, in particular recordable DVD discs, memory cards, non-removable solid-state memory(SD/SDHC cards or "Memory Stick" cards) and hard disk drives(HDD-based AVCHD).
  • How to convert AVCHD video to MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV etc on Mac OS 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • VideoSpin Forum - How to convert avchd files on mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC community.videospin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony 2 GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Flash Memory Card MSMT2G Price: $7.63 List Price: $29.99 .
  • Avchd Video Editing Software 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All AVCHD camcorders released in 2008 and later use either built-in HDDs or solid-state memory as recording media.^ AVCHD camcorders do not use magnetic tape.
  • How to convert AVCHD(MTS, M2TS) to MOV on MAC OS - including Snow Leopard 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.applemacvideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • VideoSpin Forum - How to convert avchd files on mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC community.videospin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Can’t this approach be used with AVCHD camcorders?
  • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

^ I bought a camcorder that records in AVCHD format.
  • Editing and burning AVCHD video - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.komando.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While DVD discs are no longer used for initial acquisition, they are becoming popular as distribution media for playback on Blu-Ray disc players.^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • Sony AVCHD to DVD - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

^ SD / HD - DVD and Blu-ray .
  • BLOG.AVCHDCLIPS.COM 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blog.avchdclips.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray to Increase Disc Capacity?
  • Camcorder Review: Canon HG10 AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.videomaker.com [Source type: General]

.Many authoring programs offer "AVCHD" profile for authoring high definition video and burning it on a DVD disc in format compatible with most Blu-ray Disc players.^ High definition video .
  • Help - Burning the AVCHD to Bluray Disc 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.afterdawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Technorati Tags: AVCHD , Blu-ray .
  • AVCHD : Takes On Tech 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.takesontech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Burn Videos into AVCHD on Regular DVD .
  • Burn videos into AVCHD on regular DVD, How to burn videos into AVCHD on regular DVD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.downloadatoz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hard disk drive

Canon HG10 HDD-based AVCHD camcorder
.A hard disk drive was added as a possible medium to AVCHD specification shortly after the new video standard had been announced.^ Shoot the AVCHD video to DVD, flash media, or hard drive.
  • Using a Tapeless Workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 > AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.adobepress.com [Source type: General]

^ The thing is, I wouldn't waste my money on any of the current crop of hard drive, flash memory or DVD based AVCHD camcorders...
  • Best AVCHD Software? - CNET Camcorders Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apart from burning to DVDs, AVCHD is also being used in HD camcorders to store recorded video to hard-disk, flash memory cards and other storage mediums.
  • Nero Vision 5 AVCHD Authoring Guide | Articles - Digital Digest 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

[3] Presently, capacity of HDDs ranges from 30 GB to 240 GB.
Pros:
  • Higher capacity than other media types, which allows for longer continuous recording.
Cons:
  • Sensitive to atmospheric pressure. .Most HDD-based camcorders cannot be operated at altitudes above 10,000 feet (3,000 m).
  • Vulnerable to mechanical shock or fast movement.
  • All HDD-based AVCHD camcorders employ non-removable disks.^ The thing is, I wouldn't waste my money on any of the current crop of hard drive, flash memory or DVD based AVCHD camcorders...
    • Best AVCHD Software? - CNET Camcorders Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Based on the Blu-ray format, which includes menu navigation and subtitles, the first AVCHD camcorders came out in 2006.
    • EETimes Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.eetimes.com [Source type: News]
    • AVCHD Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Since that time, all of the major camcorder manufactures have forged ahead in producing AVCHD cameras with better imaging, higher capacities, and greater bitrates.
    • BLOG.AVCHDCLIPS.COM 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blog.avchdclips.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .To transfer video to a computer the camcorder must be connected with a USB cable.^ Connect camcorder to your Mac computer with cable (USB/Wifi) 2.
    • AVCHD - What are AVCHD videos - How to convert and edit AVCHD videos on Mac? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.moviesmac.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This will transfer all the video to your computer.
    • FAQ - Everio/High Definition (GZ-HM200,GZ-HM400,GZ-HD300,GZ-HD320) 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC support.jvc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Connect camcorder to your Mac computer with cable (USB/Wifi).
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.digitalmedianet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac - eVeek | The Free Blackberry Download Community 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.eveek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac - HotHardware Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC hothardware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac - BroadcastNewsroom 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Postforum | AVCHD Essentials 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.postforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Discuss The Lounge : AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.siteexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC oceania.digitalmedianet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC audiovideoproducer.digitalmedianet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac - Tutorialized 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.tutorialized.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Most camcorders require using an AC power adapter for this operation.
  • Despite that HDDs may have faster internal data transfer rate than DVDs and memory cards, the camcorder-to-computer transfer speed is limited by USB interface.
  • Replacing a damaged HDD requires disassembling a camcorder and cannot be done by a consumer.

Solid-state memory card

Canon HF100 camcorder with a partially inserted Secure Digital card
.Many tapeless camcorders record to memory cards, such as SD/SDHC cards or "Memory Stick" cards.^ Records onto a SDHC card.
  • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

^ SD memory card, 3CCD .
  • Model and Parameters of Canon, Sony, Panasonic Cameras - AVCHD Video Converter for Mac, HD Video Converter Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.aimersoft-mac.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SD memory card, 3MOS, 17mbps .
  • Model and Parameters of Canon, Sony, Panasonic Cameras - AVCHD Video Converter for Mac, HD Video Converter Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.aimersoft-mac.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Solid-state memory cards offer rewritable storage in a compact form factor with no moving parts.^ I loved the form factor and that it was entirely solid state, writing everything to cheap SD memory cards.
  • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It can use various storage media, including 8 cm (3") recordable DVD discs, a hard disk, or flash memory cards.
  • AVCHD survival guide - SR7/SR8 video samples 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.waltercedric.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD survival guide - SR7/SR8 video samples 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.waltercedric.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because the HD images are recorded on to a solid-state SDHC card, there is no time wasted digitizing your tape into your non-linear editing system (as you must do with the HDV format).
  • BurnWorld.com AVCHD Transcoder version 2.1 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.burnworld.com [Source type: General]

.Inexpensive memory cards may be slower than HDDs, but are still fast enough to justify switching from tape-based to tapeless workflow.^ DV tape, memory card, etc etc.
  • AVCHD and a G5 Quad Core - Forums | MacLife 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.maclife.com [Source type: General]

^ Stores still images on memory card .
  • Panasonic AG-HMC40 Professional 3MOS AVCHD Full-HD Camcorder in Digital Camcorders at JR.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.jr.com [Source type: General]

^ USB storage device (USB jump drive, memory card or external HDD) then it can be later imported to Mac as from the camera itself.
  • FAQ - Everio/High Definition (GZ-HM200,GZ-HM400,GZ-HD300,GZ-HD320) 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC support.jvc.com [Source type: General]

.With transfer speeds ranging from 10 MByte/s to 20 Mbyte/s, it takes about 1 minute to transfer 1 GB of video.^ How long does it take to Transfer 59 minutes of video?
  • lafcpug Forums :: Café LA :: Is anyone actually using FCP to edit (transcoded) AVCHD? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.lafcpug.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GB through USB 2.0 takes about 8-10 minutes.
  • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It takes about 15 minutes to copy a DVD to your HDD so it's easy to store a set of movies for travelling using an external USB drive.

[9] .From practical standpoint, this means that one hour of video recorded at 17 Mbit/s data rate can be transferred onto a computer in about 8 minutes.^ By increasing the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds.
  • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ I am now using a CANON HG10 and I have just downloaded 2 1/2 Hours of recorded HD 1920×1080 video to my computer in less than 25 minutes I initially used the Corel/Ulead software and it was OK but not much of an editor.
  • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD is based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video format, enabling recording of high-definition 1080i and 720p video onto discs.
  • CyberLink Supports AVCHD Format 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.cdrinfo.com [Source type: General]

.For comparison, it takes one hour to capture one hour of HDV video.^ Unlike tape, which needs to be transferred to your PC in real time (1 hour of video takes 1 hour to transfer), AVCHD can be dragged and dropped very quickly - where 1 hour of video takes just minutes to transfer to the PC. .
  • Head-To-Head Review. HD Video Editing Software Packages - Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9, Pinnacle Studio Plus 12, and Core VideoStudio X2 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.cameratown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CyberLink PowerDirector 6 supports high-definition video editing, with the HDV format for capture, editing, and export back to tape ($89).
  • How to Edit AVCHD Video Files - High-Definition HD Video Editing 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.reelseo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In this comparison review I take a look at three different video editing software packages and will give you my thoughts and experiences with each.
  • Head-To-Head Review. HD Video Editing Software Packages - Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9, Pinnacle Studio Plus 12, and Core VideoStudio X2 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.cameratown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Historically, flash memory capacity and pricing have improved steadily since introduction to the consumer market.^ Sony 2 GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Flash Memory Card MSMT2G Price: $7.63 List Price: $29.99 .
  • Avchd Video Editing Software 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Phil GD Star Rating a WordPress rating system Hard drive and flash memory camcorders have really gained headway fast in the consumer camcorder market this year.
  • AVCHD vs HDV Camcorders | Roberts Raw! Camera News, Advice, And Learning 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blog.robertsimaging.com [Source type: General]

^ But Sony has caught up with JVC, and taken the lead in the consumer market, with this groundbreaking and reasonably priced camcorder.
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

Removable flash memory is the media of choice in the Panasonic's professional AVCHD lineup, AVCCAM.
Pros:
.
  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Does not require time for spin-up and initialization, always ready for recording.
  • Not vulnerable to magnetic fields.^ This second-generation, affordable HD format offers longer recording times and half the storage requirement of older systems.
    • AGHMC70 Panasonic AG-HMC70 3-CCD AVCHD Shoulder-Mount MiniDV Camcorder, 12x Optical Zoom, 3" LCD Monitor, SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot, Includes A FREE VASST AVCHD Training DVD $49.95 Value 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.adorama.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This compact and lightweight Memory Stick DuoTM media camcorder offers 1920x1080 Full HD video recording and 4.0 megapixel ...
    • AVCHD Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC technorati.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ At 1080i, AVCCAM can offer four quality levels to extend your recording time or address your storage requirements.
    • Panasonic AVCCAM 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.panasonic.com [Source type: General]

    .October 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • Can withstand a wider range of air pressure, humidity and vibration than HDDs.
  • Can be easily backed up to DVD for viewing and for long-term archiving.^ Sure you can burn your content on DVD(+/-)(RW/R/RAM), but there are a lot of brands that are particularly bad when it comes to long term durability.
    • Eugenia's Rants and Thoughts » Blog Archive » HDV vs AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC eugenia.gnomefiles.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I through together DVDs that are almost 2 hours long but the pc shut down often or thinks I do not have enough space when I really do.
    • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't think it damages it any more than DVDs, it seems their hang-up is the licensing but also the cost of the slot-loading drives hasn't been too good.

    [6]
  • Can store mixed media content, including still images like snapshot photos and still-frame captures.
  • There is no need for tape or disc transport, thus a camera can be made more compact and less prone to mechanical damage in case of being dropped.
  • Most new computers, some TVs and Blu-ray Disc players, as well as many personal portable media players have built-in card readers and can play AVCHD video directly from a card.
Cons:
.
  • More expensive per minute of recording than a built-in HDD or DVD media.
  • Cards may wear out more intensively than expected.^ The typical maximum bit rate for HD recordings is ~24Mbps when recording to hard disk or flash memory and ~18Mbps for when recording to DVD. This results in 3MB or 2.25MB used per second respectively (which is about 6 minutes of recording for every GB of storage).
    • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If they do, they may not play back content recorded higher than 17 Mbits/sec, while the maximum AVCHD bit rate is 24 Mbits/sec.
    • EETimes Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.eetimes.com [Source type: News]

    ^ XDCAM HD seems to be dead (http://www.sony.net/Products/MO-Drive/ProDATA/), XDCAM EX is nice, SxS cards are cheaper than P2 cards but still are way more expensive than regular SDHC cards.
    • HG11 and HF11 bring *full* AVCHD to consumers [Archive] - Canon HV20, HV30 & HV40 User Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.hv20.com [Source type: General]

    [10]
  • .
  • Not proven for archival — may have higher rate of data loss and corruption compared to other media when left unused for long periods of time.^ If they do, they may not play back content recorded higher than 17 Mbits/sec, while the maximum AVCHD bit rate is 24 Mbits/sec.
    • EETimes Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.eetimes.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Why the interest in AVCHD? Simply put, compared to HDV it offers higher compression and lower data rates with similar image quality.
    • David Sayed's Microsoft Blog : AVCHD Recipe for Expression Encoder 2 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ DVD media containing AVCHD footage may be played on a compatible Blu-ray Disc™ player/recorder or other compatible device.
    • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

    [11] MLC cards are less reliable for long term storage than SLC cards because of narrower acceptable level of discharge.[12]
  • Vulnerable to electrical damage, such as static discharge.
  • A bad memory card can cause data corruption, causing loss of one or more clips.
  • Loss of data can occur if a card is removed or power is turned off while the card is being recorded to.
  • Older card readers designed for MMC and SD cards may not read high capacity cards.
  • Easy to misplace due to small form factor.

Non-removable solid-state memory

.Some AVCHD camcorders come with built-in solid-state memory either as a sole media, or in addition to other media.^ Advantages of the AVCHD format AVCHD allows the recording of high-definition video onto tapeless media such as flash memory or hard-drives (HDD).
  • Head-To-Head Review. HD Video Editing Software Packages - Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9, Pinnacle Studio Plus 12, and Core VideoStudio X2 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.cameratown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The thing is, I wouldn't waste my money on any of the current crop of hard drive, flash memory or DVD based AVCHD camcorders...
  • Best AVCHD Software? - CNET Camcorders Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dave Helmly shows off the New CS4 Production Premium working with native AVCHD files, as well as some of his other favorite new features.
  • DAVTechTable - CS4 & Tapeless Editing with AVCHD | Adobe TV 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC tv.adobe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AdobeTV | Search | AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC tv.adobe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Pros:
  • Allows making a camcorder smaller if no other media is used
  • Always available for recording, in case other type of media is full or missing
Cons:
.
  • Because recording media is non-removable, a camcorder must be connected to a computer with a USB cable to transfer video.^ This will transfer all the video to your computer.
    • FAQ - Everio/High Definition (GZ-HM200,GZ-HM400,GZ-HD300,GZ-HD320) 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC support.jvc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Connect camcorder to your Mac computer with cable (USB/Wifi).
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac - eVeek | The Free Blackberry Download Community 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.eveek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac - BroadcastNewsroom 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Discuss The Lounge : AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.siteexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac - Tutorialized 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.tutorialized.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Connect the AVCHD camcorders to your PC with a USB cable.
    • How to Convert Avchd Video to Avi,mp4 With Avchd Video Converter? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC technology.ezineseeker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Usage of an AC power adapter is often needed as well.
  • Non-removable media cannot be shared, sent or stored separately of the camcorder.
  • If damaged or worn out, non-removable media cannot be replaced like a memory card.

Video formats

.AVCHD specification allows for both high definition and standard definition recording.^ Free AVCHD Converter to convert camcorder MTS video files to AVI, MPEG, WMV AVCHD is a video format for recording and playback of high definition videos.
  • Calculate bitrate to encode video & make AVCHD Disc 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.tothepc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vegas 7.0e allows users of Sony AVCHD video cameras to create high-definition or standard-definition content using files recorded to their AVCHD camera's hard disk, flash memory, or DVD. Skipping the real-time capturing stage common for tape-based projects eliminates a time-consuming step prior to editing.
  • Sony Creative Software Launches Free Update for Vegas 7 Professional NLE — Complete with Support for Sony's New AVCHD High-Definition Camcorders 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonycreativesoftware.com [Source type: General]

^ Nero has announced the latest version of their popular software suite is the first to be certified for AVCHD (Advanced Video Code High Definition Standard) creation and playback.
  • Blu-ray.com - Nero 7 Offers AVCHD Support 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.blu-ray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For high definition, all major variations are supported, including 720p, 1080i and 1080p.^ And AVCHD specification support all three high definition formats: 1080i, 1080p and 720p.
  • How to Convert Avchd Video to Avi,mp4 With Avchd Video Converter? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC technology.ezineseeker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Creator 2009 introduces a range of pioneering audio features, integration of family-friendly online services, and advanced support for High Definition (HD) video.

^ You can record 1080i high-definition video and capture every second with 10x optical/80x digital zoom and in 5.1ch surround sound.
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Standard definition recording

.AVCHD specification allows for standard definition recording, but no camcorder released to date can record standard definition AVCHD video.^ AVCHD video converters with no comparison.
  • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac - BroadcastNewsroom 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I bought a camcorder that records in AVCHD format.
  • Editing and burning AVCHD video - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.komando.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Free AVCHD Converter to convert camcorder MTS video files to AVI, MPEG, WMV AVCHD is a video format for recording and playback of high definition videos.
  • Calculate bitrate to encode video & make AVCHD Disc 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.tothepc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sony AVCHD camcorders allow both high definition and standard definition recording, but standard definition video is recorded using MPEG-2 codec in a format that is compatible with DVD-Video specification.^ High definition video .
  • Help - Burning the AVCHD to Bluray Disc 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.afterdawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The standard format for DVDs is MPEG-2.
  • Editing and burning AVCHD video - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.komando.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony CX7 AVCHD camcorder .

.Sony camcorders store standard definition video separately from AVCHD recordings.^ Sony CX7 AVCHD camcorder .

^ I have a couple Sony AVCHD camcorders.
  • SorensonMedia.com • View topic - AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.sorensonmedia.com [Source type: General]
  • SorensonMedia.com • View topic - AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.sorensonmedia.com [Source type: General]

^ I bought a camcorder that records in AVCHD format.
  • Editing and burning AVCHD video - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.komando.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

720p

Panasonic AG-HMC40 camcorder
.AVCHD specification includes 720-line progressive recording mode, at frame rates of 24, 30 and 60 frames/s for 60 Hz models and 25 and 50 frames/s for 50 Hz models.^ By increasing the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds.
  • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ It also plays a wide range of AVCHD files, resolutions and frame rates.
  • DVMP Pro 4 - Media Player: view datacode/datecode, timecode, date/time, and exposure details in AVCHD, HDV and DV files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvmp.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The incredible storage capacity of AVCHD allows you to record up to 12 hours in LP mode.
  • Canon | VIXIA HF11 AVCHD Dual Flash Memory High | 3079B001 | B&H 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.bhphotovideo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Compared to HDV 720p, AVCHD allows for higher data rate (up to 24 Mbit/s VBR vs. 19.6 Mbit/s CBR) and uses more advanced codec (AVC vs. MPEG-2).
.In the prosumer and commercial market two Panasonic models, the AG-HMC150 and the AG-HMC40 support recording at 720p, as well as at 1080i, and 1080p.^ AVCHD 720p, AVCHD 1080i, AVCHD 1080p, MPEG 4 .
  • PANASONIC AG-HMC151 AVCHD CAMCORDER - Jigsaw Systems Ltd 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.jigsaw24.com [Source type: General]
  • PANASONIC AG-HMC151 AVCHD CAMCORDER - Jigsaw Systems Ltd 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.jigsaw24.com [Source type: General]
  • PANASONIC AG-HMC151 AVCHD CAMCORDER FOR EDUCATION - Jigsaw Systems Ltd 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.jigsaw24.com [Source type: General]

^ Transformation of an MKV to Blu-ray, but recorded on a DVD-quality 720p or 1080p, to be viewed on Blu-ray players compatible AVCHD. Watch if the MKV is 100% compatible with Blu-ray Disc If it is not, fix it outside for it to be.
  • Note on the format PS3 AVCHD - Portable Devices 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.techarena.in [Source type: General]

^ AVCHD is based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video format, enabling recording of high-definition 1080i and 720p video onto discs.
  • CyberLink Supports AVCHD Format 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.cdrinfo.com [Source type: General]

.In the consumer-market, 720p recording is not widely used in the camcorder equipment, though several Panasonic still digital cameras (DMC-ZS3/DMC-FT1/DMC-TZ7/DMC-FZ35/DMC-FZ38) offer video-recording at 720p as a secondary feature.^ I have a Lumix DMC-FT1 which I’ve used to record AVCHD Lite video.
  • Panasonic launches AVCHD Campaign | Consumer Electronics Blog 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.panasonic.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 photos .
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^ Panasonic AVCHD camcorder ( 1 2 ) camera expert .
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.See AVCHD Lite below.^ For AVCHD files this is replaced by the Presentation Time Stamp (see notes below).
  • DVMP Pro 4 - Media Player: view datacode/datecode, timecode, date/time, and exposure details in AVCHD, HDV and DV files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvmp.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Recording in AVCHD Lite, after importing the videos to my Intel Mac Pro, I see a lot of artifacts in the video.
  • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That aside, from my intial testing, I cannot visually see a difference between motion jpeg and avchd lite, nor the converted AIC against the motion jpeg.
  • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

1080i

An example of interlace combing
.Most AVCHD camcorders released to date record 1080i interlaced video.^ Most AVCHD camcorders that advertise themselves as "Full HD" models will record HD video at a resolution of 1080i.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD is based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video format, enabling recording of high-definition 1080i and 720p video onto discs.
  • CyberLink Supports AVCHD Format 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.cdrinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ And AVCHD (AVC-HD, AVC HD) video is recorded by AVCHD camcorder such as Canon VIXIA HG20, Sony HDR-UX5, Panasonic HDC-SD1 etc using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression codec.
  • How to Convert Avchd Video to Avi,mp4 With Avchd Video Converter? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC technology.ezineseeker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Interlaced video had been designed for watching on a TV, it can lose resolution or exhibit combing or ghosting artifacts when it is watched on a computer, rescaled or filmed out.^ Average Rating: Views: 9528 Tags: video , film , production , tv .
  • DAVTechTable - CS4 & Tapeless Editing with AVCHD | Adobe TV 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC tv.adobe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For example, if you are filming from a moving vehicle you will see the GPS coordinates including speed and direction changing in real time as you watch the video played back.
  • DVMP Pro 4 - Media Player: view datacode/datecode, timecode, date/time, and exposure details in AVCHD, HDV and DV files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvmp.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Converting the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (m2ts) video clip to watch on MY computer is pretty quick and easy correct?
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

.Interlaced video must be deinterlaced for watching on a progressive-scan device.^ It would suck to not be able to archive raw video and not being able to watch it on a consumer device.
  • HG11 and HF11 bring *full* AVCHD to consumers [Archive] - Canon HV20, HV30 & HV40 User Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.hv20.com [Source type: General]

^ A mechanical shutter system that provides progressive scan performance while utilizing an interlaced scanning system.
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^ I've had more luck forcing deinterlacing in the Pre-Processing window than relying on automatically detecting interlaced video: .
  • David Sayed's Microsoft Blog : AVCHD Recipe for Expression Encoder 2 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

.This can be done either in post-production or in real time during playback.^ Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:19 am      Post subject: Please try to support real time playback of AVCHD .
  • Matrox RTX2 User Forum :: View topic - AVCHD is supported now? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.matrox.com [Source type: General]

^ Hi lorenzog, As Jeff said we do not yet support real time playback of AVCHD files in a Matrox project.
  • Matrox RTX2 User Forum :: View topic - AVCHD is supported now? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.matrox.com [Source type: General]

^ It would certainly be faster to playback the videos in real-time and capture them using the component outputs from the camera… but that wouldn’t be a challenge.
  • Transcoding MTS/M2TS AVCHD Video Into AVI Files with Free Software | fsckin w/ linux 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.fsckin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All modern flat-panel televisions have built-in deinterlacing engine, so deinterlacing is not required if video is distributed for TV viewing.^ Wondershare Video Converter Platinum Wondershare Video Converter Platinum is the best video converter software that can convert all common video files to various formats to meet different format requirements and for playback on most popular players including iPod, iPhone, Apple TV,...
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^ Average Rating: Views: 9528 Tags: video , film , production , tv .
  • DAVTechTable - CS4 & Tapeless Editing with AVCHD | Adobe TV 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC tv.adobe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a video engineer I know that in only a few months, new products will be out to help deal with Mpeg-4 computing requirements.
  • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When watching interlaced video on a computer some software video players simply blend two fields of each interlaced frame together, causing combing; when such video is scaled down it may exhibit ghosting instead of combing.^ Many of the leading video editing software now supports this format (I personally use Pinnacle 12), but older applications may not support it, since it is a relatively new format.
  • Buy Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory HD Camcorder with 10x Optical IS Zoom - Deals and Prices 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.gosale.com [Source type: General]

^ Is there a way to encode the HD quality video and watch it on a player the size of the vimeo.com player?
  • Uploaded AVCHD files. So far unimpressed: Choppy video that doesn't look HD. What's going on? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC getsatisfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The camera itself is great and watching the video on the computer or an HDMI TV is spectacular compared to SD. .
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

[13] .Better codecs and media players either use content-adaptive algorithms or allow choosing a deinterlacing scheme manually.^ You'll probably spend a lot spend less time rendering and get better output results if you used an editing codec.

^ All DVDs use their special codec, so all content burned to DVDs is converted to MPEG-2.
  • AVCHD to AVI « Videomaker Community 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC videomaker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the Adobe Media Encoder, set up a Watch Folder, using the Matrox MPEG-2 I-Frame HD codec settings appropriate to your source footage.
  • Matrox RTX2 User Forum :: View topic - AVCHD is supported now? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.matrox.com [Source type: General]

[14]
.Some 1080i AVCHD camcorders can capture progressive video and record it within an interlaced stream, borrowing techniques from television industry.^ AVCHD Video Converter: AVCHD Converter to convert camcorder AVCHD video .
  • AVCHD Video Converter: AVCHD Converter to convert camcorder AVCHD video 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.topsevenreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By increasing the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds.
  • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ AVCHD is based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video format, enabling recording of high-definition 1080i and 720p video onto discs.
  • CyberLink Supports AVCHD Format 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.cdrinfo.com [Source type: General]

.In particular, Progressive segmented frame (PsF) is utilized in some Panasonic (25p Digital Cinema) and Canon (PF25, PF30) camcorders.^ Movie Maker or other video editing suite on the PC. It supports HD video camcorders such as Canon, Panasonic HDC, and Sony HDR. .
  • Avchd to dvd downloads at VicMan 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.vicman.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have some problems with my camcorder Panasonic HDC-SD10 .
  • ø FFmpeg Tutorial: Convert MTS/M2TS(AVCHD) to AVI | Easy Linux Tutorial ø 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC wesleybailey.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unfortunately, Vegas is only available with Sony AVCHD camcorders, not Panasonic or Canon.
  • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

.The 2:3 pulldown technique is used in 60 Hz versions of Canon camcorders (PF24 mode), in the Panasonic HS300/TM300/SD300 camcorders (Digital Cinema) and in the Panasonic GH1 hybrid digital still/video camera for recording 24-frame progressive video.^ Panasonic AVCHD camcorder ( 1 2 ) camera expert .
  • Sony HDV Info .com AVCHD HDR CX12 CX7 SR12 FX7 - AVCHD News 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonyhdvinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am using a Canon hg10 hard drive based high def camcorder along with sony vegas platinum to edit.
  • Sony AVCHD m2ts files? - Digital Grin Photography Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dgrin.com [Source type: General]

^ The Sony Cyber-shot HX5V and Cyber-shot TX7 are said to be the world's first digital still cameras capable of recording full 1080i (1920 x 1080 pixel, with 60 interlaced fields per second), using the AVC HD codec and with Dolby Digital stereo audio.
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.Most editing tools treat progressive video recorded within an interlaced stream as interlaced, though some editing systems and most standalone Blu-ray disc players are capable of recognizing the pulldown pattern and recovering the original frames using the process known as inverse telecine.^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • Sony AVCHD to DVD - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Players .
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  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It’s PF24, which incorporates both progressive and interlaced frames in a 60i stream.
  • Eugenia's Rants and Thoughts » Blog Archive » Canon AVCHD 24p Pulldown Removal 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC eugenia.gnomefiles.org [Source type: General]

1080p

Native Progressive logo (Canon)
.Professional and advanced amateur AVCHD camcorders such as the Panasonic AG-HMC150, the Panasonic AG-HMC40, the Sony HDR-AX2000 and the Sony HXR-NX5U, are capable of recording in all three high definition formats: 1080i, 1080p and 720p.^ AVCHD is high definition camcorder video format jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony CX7 AVCHD camcorder .

^ AVCHD is based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video format, enabling recording of high-definition 1080i and 720p video onto discs.
  • CyberLink Supports AVCHD Format 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.cdrinfo.com [Source type: General]

.Sony camcorders do not support film-like frame rates in 720p mode.^ Movie Maker or other video editing suite on the PC. It supports HD video camcorders such as Canon, Panasonic HDC, and Sony HDR. .
  • Avchd to dvd downloads at VicMan 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.vicman.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would like to look for the best software to edit my Sony camcorder videos.
  • How to Edit AVCHD Video Files - High-Definition HD Video Editing 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.reelseo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just added a Canon HG21 camcorder to my video wares which, like Sony AVCHD camcorders, also uses the .m2ts file type.
  • SorensonMedia.com • View topic - AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.sorensonmedia.com [Source type: General]
  • SorensonMedia.com • View topic - AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.sorensonmedia.com [Source type: General]

.Of the consumer models, 60 Hz versions of the Panasonic HDC-SD9/HDC-HS9, Panasonic HDC-HS100/HDC-SD100 and Canon HF S21/HF S20/HF S200 models are capable of recording native 1080p24 video.^ By increasing the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds.
  • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ It allows you to edit footage from an AVCHD video camera and HD Camcorders in Microsoft Movie Maker or other video editing suite on the PC. It supports HD video camcorders such as JVC, Canon, Panasonic HDC, and Sony HDR. .
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^ Originally Posted by dalvin200 i have the panasonic tz7, and do not record video in avchd lite mode yet...
  • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15] .Panasonic models have no visual designation of 24p capability, whereas the Canon models have a prominent 24p Native Progressive mark.^ HI I have the same problem audio out of sync on all files short and long, Canon HF10, New Panasonic AVCam Had no problems with v9 Ryan .
  • Avchd Audio Out-of-sync - Roxio Community 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.support.roxio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No one has referenced the competing Panasonic model HDC- SD1, maybe being a Sony review and all, but it's a 3 ccd camera for just over $1000!
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Model and Parameters of Canon, Sony, Panasonic Cameras - AVCHD Video Converter for Mac, HD Video Converter Mac .
  • Model and Parameters of Canon, Sony, Panasonic Cameras - AVCHD Video Converter for Mac, HD Video Converter Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.aimersoft-mac.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16]
At the beginning of 2010 Panasonic introduced new consumer camcorders (HS700, TM700, SD700) with Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive Recording [1]

Branding

Panasonic and Sony developed several brand names for their professional as well as simplified versions of AVCHD.

AVCCAM

Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCCAM camcorder
.AVCCAM is the name of Panasonic Broadcast’s professional video lineup employing the AVCHD codec.^ AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a high definition-recording format pioneered by Sony and Panasonic, compatible with 3’ DVD discs, hard disk drives, and SD and Memory Stick Pro memory cards.
  • AVCHD: High-definition magic 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.vanns.com [Source type: General]

^ This tutorial will show how to install FFmpeg and the required libraries, that give FFmpeg support for the codecs required to convert AVCHD videos.
  • ø FFmpeg Tutorial: Convert MTS/M2TS(AVCHD) to AVI | Easy Linux Tutorial ø 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC wesleybailey.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD uses an MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec, recording true 1080 high-definition resolution video.

Before Panasonic adopted this name, it used to describe its professional AVCHD-based models as "AVCHD with professional features".[17]
.There are no major differences in video stream encoding or in the file structure between AVCCAM and AVCHD. Professional features of AVCCAM, outlined by Panasonic in its marketing materials,[18] such as 1/4-inch progressive CCD sensors or XLR microphone inputs or solid-state media, are not unique to AVCCAM. Many of these professional features are not unique to AVCHD either.^ Says it's a video file and there is no audio (which of course there is).
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

^ AVCHD Lite has a minor difference to straight AVCHD in the way the video stream is encoded.
  • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No difference as with all other files.
  • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Some features are being lost in newer models, for example, the AG-HMC40 uses 3MOS imaging system instead of 3CCD.
.All AVCCAM camcorders record to Secure Digital memory cards.^ This AVCCAM camcorder features highly-acclaimed functions for the popular AG-DVX100 Series of DV-tape based camcorders to tapeless HD recording.
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^ Also, movie recording requires cards with 128 MB of memory or more.
  • Tech Tok » AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC tech.tnir.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is AVCHD? AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format recording 1080i and 720p signals onto MiniDVD discs, MiniDV tape, Hard Drive, and digital camera Memory Cards.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19] .Newer members of AVCCAM lineup like the AG-HMC150 and the AG-HMC40 use High-Profile@Level-4.1 variant of AVCHD format with maximum bitrate of 24 Mbit/s, while consumer Panasonic camcorders are limited to Main-Profile@Level-4.0 at 17 Mbit/s.^ AVCHD 24 Mbps format.
  • HG11 and HF11 bring *full* AVCHD to consumers [Archive] - Canon HV20, HV30 & HV40 User Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.hv20.com [Source type: General]

^ AVCHD is high definition camcorder video format jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Like HDV, AVCHD video uses the 4:2:0 sampling format, which is superior to the 4:1:1 used in DV camcorders.
  • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On another hand, Canon uses High-Profile@Level-4.1 at 24 Mbit/s on its consumer models.^ AVC is just Advanced Video CODEC and is a short hand for a particular H.264 profile, H264 High-Profile, Level 4.1 or Main Profile 4.0.
  • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you are looking for a reasonably priced entry level high-definition camcorder that doesn't use tape, then the Panasonic HDC-SD9 is a great buy.
  • Buy Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory HD Camcorder with 10x Optical IS Zoom - Deals and Prices 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.gosale.com [Source type: General]

^ I use a Canon HF10 camera which has 4 quality levels – FXP (17Mbps), XP+ (12Mbps), SP (7Mbps) and LP (5Mps).
  • Editing AVCHD - Summary please. - Elements Village 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.elementsvillage.com [Source type: General]

.In similar fashion, JVC uses the ProHD name for its professional camcorder lineup that employs MPEG-2 codec.^ Capture via HDMI directly to the Matrox MPEG-2 I-Frame HD codec, or use Cineform Neo Scene as an intermediate codec.
  • Matrox RTX2 User Forum :: View topic - AVCHD is supported now? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.matrox.com [Source type: General]

^ Nevertheless, if I understand correctly, I will still have to pay to MPEG LA for using AVC codec.
  • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the Adobe Media Encoder, set up a Watch Folder, using the Matrox MPEG-2 I-Frame HD codec settings appropriate to your source footage.
  • Matrox RTX2 User Forum :: View topic - AVCHD is supported now? 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.matrox.com [Source type: General]

AVCHD Lite

.AVCHD Lite is a subset of AVCHD format, which identifies devices that are capable of 720p/30 recording only.^ Originally Posted by dalvin200 i have the panasonic tz7, and do not record video in avchd lite mode yet...
  • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can record up to 29 minutes (or up to 2GB file size) in the 720p format.
  • TransferJet内蔵・AVCHD対応サイバーショット発表、GPS+コンパス内蔵モデルも 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC japanese.engadget.com [Source type: General]

^ What is AVCHD? AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format recording 1080i and 720p signals onto MiniDVD discs, MiniDV tape, Hard Drive, and digital camera Memory Cards.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[20] .The name was used first in marketing literature for the Panasonic DMC-ZS3/DMC-FT1/DMC-TZ7 digital cameras, announced in January 2009. The 720p/30 video is recorded in the normal AVCHD 720p/60 format, but every other frame is duplicated, resulting in 30 actual frames per second.^ I have a Lumix DMC-FT1 which I’ve used to record AVCHD Lite video.
  • Panasonic launches AVCHD Campaign | Consumer Electronics Blog 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.panasonic.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Converting the video format from AVCHD™ to MPEG2 .
  • PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Version / Function chart 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Digital Content Producer January 2009 .
  • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This frame rate limitation stems from the capabilities of the camera sensor, it's not a limitation of the format (as normal full-fledged AVCHD is used as the storage format).^ AVCHD and MPEG4 in general is optimized for distribution, and I scratch my head what lead camera manufacturers to use it as an acquisition format.
  • CS4 AVCHD Playback problems : Adobe Premiere Pro 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.creativecow.net [Source type: General]

^ Just one extra feature would make it perfect: Adding support for AVCHD. New camera's from Sony, Panasonic and Canon use this format for their flash based camcorders.
  • Add support for AVCHD - The Wishlist - doubleTwist Community 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.doubletwist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Generally this is going to mean any camera that uses AVCHD and records 1280x720 video will be referred to as an AVCHD Lite camera because it's unlikely that cameras will record AVCHD video at lower resolutions.
  • How to Convert MTS/M2TS to MOV on Mac (Snow Leopard included) - Indian Television and Bollywood Forum - Watch Online & Discuss - Apnicommunity.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.apnicommunity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

NXCAM

.NXCAM is the name of Sony's professional video lineup employing the AVCHD codec.^ AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a high definition-recording format pioneered by Sony and Panasonic, compatible with 3’ DVD discs, hard disk drives, and SD and Memory Stick Pro memory cards.
  • AVCHD: High-definition magic 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.vanns.com [Source type: General]

^ Each camcorder uses a single chip developed by Sony that supports the new AVCHD format based on the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for video compression and Dolby digital audio.

^ Jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic, AVCHD uses an MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for video and Dolby Digital AC-3 or Linear PCM for audio.
  • David Sayed's Microsoft Blog : AVCHD Recipe for Expression Encoder 2 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

[21] .NXCAM offers 1080i, 1080p and 720p recording modes with data rate up to 24 Mbit/s.^ Why the interest in AVCHD? Simply put, compared to HDV it offers higher compression and lower data rates with similar image quality.
  • David Sayed's Microsoft Blog : AVCHD Recipe for Expression Encoder 2 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

^ In LP mode, you'll be able to record up to 15 hours of video.

^ So the HV20 uses a MiniDV tape, records at 1080i, has a film mode that I believe records at 24fps (haven’t played with that yet).
  • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unlike other variants of AVCHD, NXCAM offers uncompressed PCM audio recording.^ Generally this is going to mean any camera that uses AVCHD and records 1280x720 video will be referred to as an AVCHD Lite camera because it's unlikely that cameras will record AVCHD video at lower resolutions.
  • How to Convert MTS/M2TS to MOV on Mac (Snow Leopard included) - Indian Television and Bollywood Forum - Watch Online & Discuss - Apnicommunity.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.apnicommunity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DVD media containing AVCHD footage may be played on a compatible Blu-ray Disc™ player/recorder or other compatible device.
  • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ If you have any other version of Windows then you may have to install an AVCHD video decoder and audio decoder.
  • DVMP Pro 4 - Media Player: view datacode/datecode, timecode, date/time, and exposure details in AVCHD, HDV and DV files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvmp.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Unlike AVCCAM, NXCAM does not support film-like frame rates for 720p mode.^ The HM400 does boast a more-shooter-friendly design, however, with a big, pro-like zoom rocker and aperture- and shutter-priority mode buttons.
  • AVCHD posts - Crave - CNET 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ It supports a variety of resolutions and frame rates including 1080/60i, 1080/50i and 1080/24p.
  • David Sayed's Microsoft Blog : AVCHD Recipe for Expression Encoder 2 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

^ It's likely that most of the software won't support that mode in the first go-round.
  • AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak | Crave - CNET 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.NXCAM camcorders, as well as consumer Sony AVCHD camcorders unveiled in 2010, allow recording onto widespread SDHC cards as well as onto Memory Stick Pro Duo/Pro HG Duo cards.^ Sony AVCHD camcorders .
  • Sony HDV Info .com AVCHD HDR CX12 CX7 SR12 FX7 - Tmpgenc 4.0 xpress can convert AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonyhdvinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sony HDV Info .com AVCHD HDR CX12 CX7 SR12 FX7 - AVCHD News 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonyhdvinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sony HDV Info .com AVCHD HDR CX12 CX7 SR12 FX7 - Ulead MovieFactory6 provides AVCHD editing 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonyhdvinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HDD, SDHC card, AVCHD H.264 .
  • Model and Parameters of Canon, Sony, Panasonic Cameras - AVCHD Video Converter for Mac, HD Video Converter Mac 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.aimersoft-mac.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony 8GB Memory Stick Pro DUO [mark 2] .
  • Sony HDR-XR200V Avchd 120GB HDD Camcorder 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.precision-camera.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Playing back AVCHD video

Recorded AVCHD video can be played back in a variety of ways:
.
  • Directly from a camcorder on an HD television set, through HDMI or component-video cable
  • Burned onto writable Blu-ray disc in Blu-ray Disc format, then played on a Blu-ray Disc player or on a Playstation 3 gaming console
  • Burned onto DVD disc in AVCHD format, then played on most Blu-ray Disc players[6] or on a Playstation 3 gaming console
  • Recorded on an SDHC in AVCHD format, then played on select Panasonic and JVC Blu-ray Disc players and HDTV sets and on a Playstation 3 gaming console
  • On a computer, played from the camcorder connected via USB as an external storage device, or from removable media or from the computer's internal hard disk drive.^ The camcorder records HDV on DVDs in AVCHD format and this is where my problems start: 1.
    • Sony AVCHD to DVD - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Records onto a SDHC card.
    • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I could use it to play AVCHD video in my favorite player.
    • Sony AVCHD to DVD - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

    .Presently, the default media players from Apple (QuickTime) will not play AVCHD natively, additional software is required.^ Requirements for Playing AVCHD files .
    • DVMP Pro 4 - Media Player: view datacode/datecode, timecode, date/time, and exposure details in AVCHD, HDV and DV files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvmp.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ They can't be played in Quicktime player.
    • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Apple media player headset?
    • AVCHD posts - Crave - CNET 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    [22] .Windows 7 is able to import and play AVCHD video natively, having files with extensions M2TS, MTS and M2T pre-registered in the system.^ Requirements for Playing AVCHD files .
    • DVMP Pro 4 - Media Player: view datacode/datecode, timecode, date/time, and exposure details in AVCHD, HDV and DV files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvmp.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ In general I imported the AVCHD Video in 540p.
    • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I uploaded the MTS file to Windows Media Player and it played.
    • Edit AVCHD .mts HD movie files on a Windows PC for free | chembal.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.chembal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Windows Media Player is able to index content of these files, while Windows Explorer is able to create thumbnails for each clip.^ I can able to open the .mts file in the windows media player.
    • Edit AVCHD .mts HD movie files on a Windows PC for free | chembal.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.chembal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I uploaded the MTS file to Windows Media Player and it played.
    • Edit AVCHD .mts HD movie files on a Windows PC for free | chembal.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.chembal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ These are the properties of the HDV file as declared by Windows media player Classic.
    • Sony HDV Info .com AVCHD HDR CX12 CX7 SR12 FX7 - Tmpgenc 4.0 xpress can convert AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonyhdvinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [23] .Windows 7 does not support importing of AVCHD video metadata such as thumbnail images, playlists, and clip index files.^ Supported AVCHD file types .
    • DVMP Pro 4 - Media Player: view datacode/datecode, timecode, date/time, and exposure details in AVCHD, HDV and DV files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvmp.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ In general I imported the AVCHD Video in 540p.
    • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Movie import AVCHD, AVCHD to iMovie - How to import AVCHD video files to iMovie .
    • avchd - forum post summary | BoardReader 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC boardreader.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Joining AVCHD video files during the import is not supported either.^ Supported AVCHD file types .
    • DVMP Pro 4 - Media Player: view datacode/datecode, timecode, date/time, and exposure details in AVCHD, HDV and DV files 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dvmp.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ In general I imported the AVCHD Video in 540p.
    • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Nero Digital also supports AVCHD in Nero Ultra Edition Enhanced, and several vendors, including Cyberlink , have announced plans to support AVCHD during 2007.
    • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [23]

Compatibility between brands

.The implementation of H.264/AVC codec varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.^ Do I need to download additional codecs to play AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2 files?
  • Splash - Next Generation Player 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.mirillis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVC is just Advanced Video CODEC and is a short hand for a particular H.264 profile, H264 High-Profile, Level 4.1 or Main Profile 4.0.
  • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You have a compete and total misunderstanding of AVCHD. MPEG4 part 10 defines several levels of implementation of the H.264 CODEC. For video, all players are required to support MPEG-2 Part 2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and SMPTE VC-1.
  • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Canon and Panasonic camcorders use High-Profile@Level-4.1, up to the AVCHD format's maximum bitrate of 24 Mbit/s.^ Can’t this approach be used with AVCHD camcorders?
  • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

^ AVCHD 24 Mbps format.
  • HG11 and HF11 bring *full* AVCHD to consumers [Archive] - Canon HV20, HV30 & HV40 User Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.hv20.com [Source type: General]

^ AVCHD is high definition camcorder video format jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The maximum rate of Panasonic HDC-HS300 in its highest HA recording mode is 17Mbit/s.^ I just bought a Panasonic HDC HS300.
  • How to Edit AVCHD Video Files - High-Definition HD Video Editing 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.reelseo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally Posted by dalvin200 i have the panasonic tz7, and do not record video in avchd lite mode yet...
  • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And I'm pretty sure that your HF10 records 29.97p when you're in progressive mode, which would be different than the true 30p that your Panasonic records at.
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Until their latest releases at CES 2010, Sony camcorders have only used Main-Profile@Level-4.0, at a maximum bitrate of 17 Mbit/s.^ The HF11 came out last August, bumping the maximum recording bitrate from 17 to 24 Mbits/sec—the first camcorder to offer that option, the highest bitrate available in AVCHD. .
  • ProVideo Coalition.com: Camera Log by Adam Wilt | Founder | Pro Cameras, HDV Camera, HD Camera, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, RED, Video Camera Reviews 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC provideocoalition.com [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately, Vegas is only available with Sony AVCHD camcorders, not Panasonic or Canon.
  • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony's latest HD editing software not being able to see Sony's own file format on Sony's own latest HD camcorder is just plain bonkers .
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

.The High-Profile mode of H264 is more difficult to create and play back than main-profile.^ AVC is just Advanced Video CODEC and is a short hand for a particular H.264 profile, H264 High-Profile, Level 4.1 or Main Profile 4.0.
  • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The HDR-UX7 is capable of recording and playing back both High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) video recorded on standard 3" (8cm) DVD media.
  • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ Converting your AVCHD material to a format that your family can watch isn't too difficult, but it is more than a One-Click-to-Convert process.
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

.Consequently, recordings made by one vendor's camcorder or editing software may be unplayable on another vendor's equipment, leading to a frustrating user experience.^ Sony makes HD camcorders, Blueray Burners, Blueray Players and AVCHD video editing software, but it does not output to a Blueray disk!
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bill - May 29, 2008 One other thought: is there any Mac software for playing MTS files?
  • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With all this said, I think AVCHD editing software is about to change radically (along one hopes with the price of Blu-ray burners).
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is becoming apparent that there is also incompatibility within the Panasonic brand. .Panasonic's latest version of the HDwriter AE (Version 1.5 - in spite of the existence of a Version 2.5) will not recognise AVCHD video from earlier camcorders (such as the HDC-SD1/5/7/9 series).^ Panasonic AVCHD camcorder ( 1 2 ) camera expert .
  • Sony HDV Info .com AVCHD HDR CX12 CX7 SR12 FX7 - AVCHD News 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonyhdvinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony makes HD camcorders, Blueray Burners, Blueray Players and AVCHD video editing software, but it does not output to a Blueray disk!
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally Posted by dalvin200 i have the panasonic tz7, and do not record video in avchd lite mode yet...
  • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

AVCHD as a distribution format

.Before the AVCHD standard was finalized, end users could master high definition content in Blu-ray Disc format (BDMV) on either BD-R/BD-RE discs or regular DVD discs.^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Watch standard and high definition videos like never before.
  • Splash - Next Generation Player 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.mirillis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DVD and Blu-ray Recorders and Media .
  • What is your AVCHD workflow? - AVForums.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avforums.com [Source type: General]

.Playing BDMV content from DVD discs is against Blu-ray Disc specification, so many new players have this feature disabled.^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

^ DVD and Blu-ray Recorders and Media .
  • What is your AVCHD workflow? - AVForums.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avforums.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Players .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Instead, AVCHD has been designed to be compatible with Blu-ray Disc format.^ AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc and it’s logo are trademarks.
  • HDR-AX2000 | High-Definition Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | Sony Style USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ The AVCHD format captures a high degree of detail and smooth movement, and when footage is burned to disc, it can be played back on most Blu-ray Disc™ players, Sony® PlayStation®3 systems and compatible PCs and HDTVs.
  • NEWS! - Digital Cameras, Digital Imaging, Digital Photography, Digital Scanners 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.imaging-resource.com [Source type: General]

[2] .AVCHD can be used for distribution of high definition video, albeit with limited quality and interactivity compared to Blu-ray Disc.^ BD or AVCHD disc distribution .
  • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc and it’s logo are trademarks.
  • HDR-AX2000 | High-Definition Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | Sony Style USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

.Authored AVCHD discs use DVD media, simple menus, AVC encoding only, and data rate limited to 18 Mbit/s.^ So if you are burning to DVD media, avchd should always be used?
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVCHD is not BD. It uses very similar directory structure and it uses AVC codec, but it is not BD. By the way, Blu-ray added AVC to the spec only sometime in 2005 or so, to beat HD DVD. Before that Blu-ray used MPEG-2 only, and HD DVD used AVC. This was the reason why HD DVD claimed it could go away with 30GB discs because AVC provided better compression than MPEG-2.
  • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They are ocmpletely different, one authors a disc with some high end menu's and options, the other remuxes Quote: .
  • What is your AVCHD workflow? - AVForums.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avforums.com [Source type: General]

.A conventional single-layer 12 cm DVD disc fits up to 50 minutes of AVCHD video at 12 Mbit/s data rate.^ Up to 24Mbps AVCHD video .
  • HDR-AX2000 | High-Definition Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | Sony Style USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ By increasing the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds.
  • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ The downside of a high constant bitrate, though, is that you fit far less on a DVD -- with that rate I usually get around 20 minutes on a single layer DVD. I am also puzzled by exactly what you mean when you say: .
  • Corel User to User Web Board :: View topic - AVCHD Slide show 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.corel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though this data rate is lower than 40 Mbit/s permitted for Blu-ray Disc, it compares favorably to broadcast data rates from providers like DirecTV, Dish Network and BBC HD.^ AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray & HD DVD Areas .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray disc .

.AVCHD content can also be mastered on SDHC cards and played by certain Panasonic and JVC television sets and Blu-ray disc players.^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Players .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Data rate on memory cards is limited to 24 Mbit/s.
.Many software vendors support AVCHD mastering.^ Nero Digital also supports AVCHD in Nero Ultra Edition Enhanced, and several vendors, including Cyberlink , have announced plans to support AVCHD during 2007.
  • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While H.264 is a standard, AVCHD is only supported by a handful of camcorder manufacturers and software applications.
  • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the meantime, if anyone hears of any software packages introducing support for AVCHD, please let others know through this page.
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

In particular:
.
  • Nero Vision 9 can create an AVCHD disc with data rate up to 18 Mbit/s, or an AVCHD-compliant folder for distribution on an HDD or a memory card with data rate up to 24 Mbit/s.^ BD or AVCHD disc distribution .
    • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What is AVCHD? AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format recording 1080i and 720p signals onto MiniDVD discs, MiniDV tape, Hard Drive, and digital camera Memory Cards.
    • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Standard X-over, add some music and to Share> Create Disc> AVCHD I have also first created a video file, but I come back to that below.
    • Corel User to User Web Board :: View topic - AVCHD Slide show 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.corel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [24]
  • .
  • Cyberlink PowerProducer can author a compliant AVCHD disc, or BDMV on DVD media.^ The AVCHD, HDMV, PATCHED, and HD DVD versions require that you burn a disc after decompressing the downloaded file.
    • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Can someone give me a path of what I need to do with the AVCHD media to get it to an acceptable quality DVD and possibly compress it so that the Terabyte I just bought isn’t full in a few weeks!
    • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But DVD is still legit media for AVCHD. Obviously, if they wanted the format to be accepted by consumers they had to provide easy playback, and they do: Sony and others play AVCHD off DVD discs, while Pana and JVC play it also from SDHC cards.
    • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [25]
  • .
  • Ulead DVD MovieFactory Plus 6 with HD Power Pack can master AVCHD discs with menus.^ Both Ulead VideoStudio 11 Plus and Pinnacle Studio 11 support AVCHD, and for a future issue of HDV@Work , Ill try to burn a Blu-ray disc from an AVCHD source using the latest beta version of Studio 11.
    • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The AVCHD, HDMV, PATCHED, and HD DVD versions require that you burn a disc after decompressing the downloaded file.
    • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you use MovieFactory 6+ with patch#2 & the add-on HD burning pack you can create AVCHD disks that will play in the PS3, menus, chapters, etc.
    • AVCHD: H264 + ac3 5.1 almost work in PS3 - Page 3 - Doom9's Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.doom9.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [26]
  • .
  • Various Sonic products can author AVCHD discs using HD/BD Plug-in.^ BD or AVCHD disc distribution .
    • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The AVCHD, HDMV, PATCHED, and HD DVD versions require that you burn a disc after decompressing the downloaded file.
    • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Pretty sure I read somewhere that if you use the burn-direct-to-disc button, or whatever it's called, you can burn the hd direct to dvd+r, and play it on a blu-ray player.
    • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

    [27][28][29]
  • .
  • Compressor 3.5 is capable of authoring AVCHD discs; subtitles are not supported.^ The current version of VideoStudio now lets you import AVCHD files--it no longer requires the entire directory structure--and author AVCHD discs.
    • AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak | Crave - CNET 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [30][31]
  • .
  • Sony DVD Architect 5 can author AVCHD-compliant discs with menus using AVC encoding as well as non-standard discs using MPEG-2 encoding.^ If Sony want to build a AVCHD standard using red laser discs - fine.
    • AVCHD (and the death of consumer HDV?) - DVdoctor.community 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.dvdoctor.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Within DVD Architect, there are many ways to author a disc.
    • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ AVCHD uses an MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video codec.
    • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In both cases data rate is limited to 18 Mbit/s.
  • Panasonic HD Writer 3.0 can author AVCHD content on DVD discs, BD discs and on SD cards.^ BD or AVCHD disc distribution .
    • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Both still images and AVCHD Lite video clips can be played back directly on a Panasonic Viera HD TV or Blu-ray Disc Recorder/Player.
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35, digital cameras, digital photography, photography, digital slr, camera recommendation, price comparison, photographic companies, camera companies, digital camera best prices, 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.photoreview.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ The AVCHD, HDMV, PATCHED, and HD DVD versions require that you burn a disc after decompressing the downloaded file.
    • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • .
  • MultiAVCHD can author AVCHD discs as well as Panasonic-compliant AVCHD memory cards.^ The initial AVCHD devices are all tapeless, using either mini-DVD recorders, SD or Memory Stick memory cards, or hard drives.
    • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I would like to confirm as well that updating my video card solved the issue of AVCHD garbled playback on my Premiere CS4 machine.
    • CS4 AVCHD Playback problems : Adobe Premiere Pro 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.creativecow.net [Source type: General]

    ^ The current version of VideoStudio now lets you import AVCHD files--it no longer requires the entire directory structure--and author AVCHD discs.
    • AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak | Crave - CNET 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [33]
  • .
  • Magix Movie Edit Pro 15 Plus with updates can author AVCHD content on DVD discs, BD discs.^ BD or AVCHD disc distribution .
    • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I just insert the mini (8 cm) DVD into the drive on my computer and then I use the Magix browser to browse to the location of the .M2TS files on the DVD. Magix Movie Edit Pro 14 Plus then gives me the option to convert these files to be *program stream* HD MPEG-2 files with .MPG extensions, which is exactly what I use for editing because the HD MPEG-2 files are less processor-intensive.
    • Editing Avchd Movies - MAGIX User Board 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC support.magix.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Please note that Premiere Elements, Pinnacle, Magix Movie Edit Pro and Ulead don’t support true 24p so avoid these for 24p editing.
    • Eugenia's Rants and Thoughts » Blog Archive » Canon AVCHD 24p Pulldown Removal 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC eugenia.gnomefiles.org [Source type: General]

    [34]
.Blu-ray Disc players with "AVCHD" logo play AVCHD discs authored either on 8 cm or 12 cm DVD discs.^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Players .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Players without such a logo are not guaranteed to play AVCHD discs.^ The AVCHD format captures a high degree of detail and smooth movement, and when footage is burned to disc, it can be played back on most Blu-ray Disc™ players, Sony® PlayStation®3 systems and compatible PCs and HDTVs.
  • NEWS! - Digital Cameras, Digital Imaging, Digital Photography, Digital Scanners 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.imaging-resource.com [Source type: General]

^ Both still images and AVCHD Lite video clips can be played back directly on a Panasonic Viera HD TV or Blu-ray Disc Recorder/Player.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35, digital cameras, digital photography, photography, digital slr, camera recommendation, price comparison, photographic companies, camera companies, digital camera best prices, 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.photoreview.com.au [Source type: General]

^ This fires up the 'Player for AVCHD', a program I initially tried to open by itself without success.
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

Compatibility with Blu-ray Disc players

.As the creators of AVCHD, Sony and Panasonic are keen to support AVCHD playback in their Blu-ray players.^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Players .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have a panasonic BD30k Blu-Ray player.
  • Best programs to convert AVCHD files for home dvd player use... - DVD Talk Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

.In particular, the Sony BDP-S1, Sony BDP-S300, the Panasonic DMP-BD10, the Panasonic DMP-BD30K, the Panasonic DMP-BD35, the Panasonic DMP-BD60K, the Panasonic DMP-BD80K, and the PLAYSTATION 3 can play AVCHD discs.^ AVCHD is high definition camcorder video format jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is no surprise because AVCHD was developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic .
  • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unfortunately, Vegas is only available with Sony AVCHD camcorders, not Panasonic or Canon.
  • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

.Other manufacturers do not always provide reliable AVCHD support in their products.^ In the meantime, if anyone hears of any software packages introducing support for AVCHD, please let others know through this page.
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Also owners of AVCHD Camcorders might find it a useful product which allows them to convert the footage from their cameras into format supported by their favorite editing software.
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony Bravia TV’s don’t appear to have any AVCHD compatibility, but if you would kindly provide us with more details as to the product models we will be able to answer with certainty.
  • Panasonic launches AVCHD Campaign | Consumer Electronics Blog 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.panasonic.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

For example, the Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray disc player has lost AVCHD capability in the firmware update 2.3.[35] The Samsung BD-P1400 player is able to play back AVCHD content, at least as of firmware release 1.6.[36]
.In addition to playing back AVCHD discs, some Panasonic and JVC Blu-Ray Disc players (e.g.^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • Sony AVCHD to DVD - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]
  • Viewing AVCHD format on PC - Forum - VideoHelp.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

^ I have a panasonic BD30k Blu-Ray player.
  • Best programs to convert AVCHD files for home dvd player use... - DVD Talk Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Players .
  • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Panasonic DMP-BD60K, Panasonic DMP-BD80K) support AVCHD playback from SDHC memory cards.^ The initial AVCHD devices are all tapeless, using either mini-DVD recorders, SD or Memory Stick memory cards, or hard drives.
  • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, the SDHC spec and afaik camcorder support is for up to a 32GiB per card.
  • Transferring AVCHD Files to SpeedEdit for Editing [Archive] - NewTek Discussions 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC vbulletin.newtek.com [Source type: General]

^ I would like to confirm as well that updating my video card solved the issue of AVCHD garbled playback on my Premiere CS4 machine.
  • CS4 AVCHD Playback problems : Adobe Premiere Pro 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.creativecow.net [Source type: General]

Hardware products

Canon

.Canon AVCHD camcorders offer 1080-line recording in native interlaced, progressive-scan and native progressive formats depending on model.^ AVCHD is high definition camcorder video format jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unfortunately, Vegas is only available with Sony AVCHD camcorders, not Panasonic or Canon.
  • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

^ TAGS: AVCHD , Panasonic Lumix , Panasonic , lens , SLR , camera , movie , camcorder , video , setting , photograph Reviews Canon Vixia HF10 .
  • AVCHD reviews and downloads on CNET 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • HR10 (DVD)
  • 2007: HG10 (40 GB HDD)
  • April 2008: HF10 (SDHC, built-in 16GB flash memory), HF100 (SDHC)
  • September 2008: HF11 (SDHC, built-in 32GB flash memory), HG20 (60GB HDD, SDHC), HG21 (120GB HDD, SDHC)
  • January 2009: HF S10 (SDHC, built-in 32GB flash memory), HF S100 (SDHC), HF20 (SDHC, built-in 32GB flash memory), HF200 (SDHC)
  • August 2009: HF S11 (SDHC, built-in 64GB flash memory, wired-remote capability)
  • January 2010: HF S21 (two SDHC slots, 64GB flash memory), HF S20 (two SDHC slots, 32GB flash memory), HF S200 (two SDHC slots)[15]

Hitachi

  • 2008: DZ-BD10HA (Three-media recording: Blu-Ray Disc, AVCHD on HDD, AVCHD on SDHC)[37]

JVC

  • June 2008: GZ-HD10 (HDD, MicroSDHC), GZ-HD30/GZ-HD40(HDD, MicroSDHC card, dual AVCHD and TOD recording)
  • January 2009: GZ-HD320 (120 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-HD300 (60 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-HM200 (dual SDHC)
  • February 2009: GZ-X900 (SD/SDHC card)
  • December 2009: GZ-HD620 (120 GB HDD, Japan only)

Panasonic

.Panasonic AVCHD camcorders offer interlaced, progressive scan or native progressive recording and combinations of these modes depending on a particular model.^ AVCHD is high definition camcorder video format jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally Posted by dalvin200 i have the panasonic tz7, and do not record video in avchd lite mode yet...
  • AVCHD Lite on a Intel Mac - Page 2 - Mac Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unfortunately, Vegas is only available with Sony AVCHD camcorders, not Panasonic or Canon.
  • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

1080-line and 720-line recording is possible depending on a model.
.In 2009 Panasonic introduced AVCHD Lite to selected members of its Lumix line of digital cameras.^ I have a Lumix DMC-FT1 which I’ve used to record AVCHD Lite video.
  • Panasonic launches AVCHD Campaign | Consumer Electronics Blog 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC blogs.panasonic.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35, digital cameras, digital photography, photography, digital slr, camera recommendation, price comparison, photographic companies, camera companies, digital camera best prices, .
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35, digital cameras, digital photography, photography, digital slr, camera recommendation, price comparison, photographic companies, camera companies, digital camera best prices, 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.photoreview.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I have just created a slide show with pictures from my HD digital camera with no problems using the std template for AVCHD and the result is perfect.
  • Corel User to User Web Board :: View topic - AVCHD Slide show 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.corel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • December 2006: HDC-DX1 (DVD), HDC-SD1 (SDHC)[38]
  • HDC-SD3 (SDHC, available in Japan only)
  • AG-HSC1U (SDHC, comes with portable 40 GB HDD storage)
  • August 2007: HDC-SD5 (SDHC), HDC-SX5 (DVD, SDHC), HDC-SD7 (SDHC)[39]
  • January 2008: HDC-SD9 (SDHC), HDC-HS9 (60 GB HDD, SDHC)[40]
  • April 2008: AG-HMC70 (SDHC)[41]
  • June 2008: HDC-SD100 (SDHC), HDC-HS100 (60 GB HDD, SDHC)[42]
  • September 2008: AG-HMC150 (SDHC)[43]
  • January 2009: HDC-HS300 (120 GB HDD), HDC-HS200 (80 GB HDD), HDC-TM300 (32 GB built-in flash memory, SDHC), HDC-SD300 (SDHC, available in Europe only), HDC-SD200 (SDHC).
  • April 2009: DMC-TZ7(European version, limited to 30 minutes recording due to European specific taxes)/ZS3(Rest of the world) (AVCHD Lite), DMC-TS1/DMC-FT1 (AVCHD Lite)
  • June 2009: DMC-GH1 (SDHC; AVCHD for 1080p24, 720p60, MJPEG for 720p30)
  • June 2009: HDC-TM30/HDC-TM10 (32 GB built-in flash memory, SDHC), HDC-SD10 (SDHC)
  • June 2009: HDC-TM350 (64 GB built-in flash memory, SDHC, available in Japan and as of October 2009, from Panasonic Stores across the UK)
  • September 2009: AG-HMC40 (SDHC)[44]

Sony

.Currently, all consumer Sony AVCHD camcorders record 1080-line interlaced video only.^ After all, AVCHD is developed by Sony and Panasonic .
  • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only Sony and Panasonic use the AVCHD format exclusively for all their consumer high definition camcorders.
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have a Sony HD video camcorder.
  • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The prosumer HDR-AX2000 and professional HXR-NX5 cameras are capable of recording in multitude of interlaced and progressive formats.^ The HDR-UX7 is capable of recording and playing back both High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) video recorded on standard 3" (8cm) DVD media.
  • HDR-UX7 | AVCHD DVD Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ AM If you get time to look into this, I'm curious if the camera would come with any software that could transcode the MPEG4 or what ever it is recording, into a different file format.
  • Transferring AVCHD Files to SpeedEdit for Editing [Archive] - NewTek Discussions 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC vbulletin.newtek.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony HXR-NX5 Brings Choices Most AVCHD camcorders on the market, consumer and professional?Panasonic's professional handheld AG-HMC150, for instance?record to popular SD (Secure ...
  • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • September 2006: HDR-UX1 (DVD), HDR-UX3/UX5 (DVD), HDR-UX7 (DVD)
  • October 2006: HDR-SR1 (30 GB HDD)
  • June 2007: HDR-SR5 (40 GB HDD), HDR-SR7 (60 GB HDD)
  • July 2007: HDR-SR5C (100 GB HDD), HDR-SR8 (100 GB HDD)
  • Summer 2007: HDR-CX7 (Memory Stick Duo)
  • March 2008: HDR-SR10 (40GB HDD, Memory Stick), HDR-SR11 (60 GB HDD, Memory Stick), HDR-SR12 (120 GB HDD, Memory Stick)
  • HDR-TG1/TG3/TG7 (Memory Stick Duo)
  • August 2008: HDR-CX12 (Memory Stick Duo)
  • March 2009: HDR-XR520V (240 GB HDD), HDR-XR500V (120 GB HDD Version)
  • March 2009: HDR-XR200V (120 GB HDD)
  • March 2009: HDR-XR200VE (120 GB HDD + GPS)
  • March 2009: HDR-XR100 (80 GB HDD)
  • July 2009: HDR-CX500E, HDR-CX520E
  • January 2010: HXR-NX5, HDR-AX2000.[45]

Software

Converting

.
  • FFDshow is a free, Open Source collection of codecs, including AVCHD.
  • CoreAVC is a h.264 decoder for Windows, which can decode AVCHD as well as a variety of other h.264 formats.
  • AVS Video Converter (not free) converts AVCHD into a number of different formats—mov, mpg, avi, mp4, flv, 3gp, rm.
  • Roxio Toast 10 Titanium on Mac OS X will convert AVCHD to most computer formats presently available.
  • HandBrake will convert AVCHD Lite format to MP4 and MKV(tested on OSX; other versions available), AVI and OGM are supported in versions before 0.9.4.
  • Total video converter is a converter for most video formats, including converting from AVCHD and burning AVCHD disc.
  • Badaboom is a media converter that uses NVIDIA GPUs to accelerate conversion of AVCHD to mobile devices.
  • Avidemux is a free open-source program that can be used to edit or convert AVCHD and AVCHD Lite files.^ Ok, so which software you can use to edit AVCHD on Mac, including Snow Leopard?
    • AVCHD Essentials: get, play, edit and convert AVCHD video on Mac - Tutorialized 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.tutorialized.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 37prime .
    • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ AVCHD supports in Apple Applications are available starting with the following versions: .
    • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It is also capable of demuxing and remuxing the audio and video streams into several different container formats including AVI, MP4, and MKV. (When converting AVCHD Lite .mts files from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3, the framerate must be manually set to 29.97.)

Editing

The following video-editing software features support for the AVCHD format:
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (from version CS4 onwards; support not included in the trial version - activation must occur to gain AVCHD support).
  • Elemental Accelerator is a third party plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 that converts AVCHD to various H.264 or MPEG-2 formats.
.
  • Adobe Premiere Elements (from version 7 onwards)
  • Apple's Final Cut Express 4, Final Cut Pro 6.0.1, and iMovie '08-'09 (iMovie is bundled with all new Apple computers; Final Cut Express and Pro are sold separately) do not support editing of AVCHD clips directly.^ You need Final Cut 4, Final Cut 6, or iMovie ‘08.
    • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Final Cut Pro 6 , Final Cut Express 4 , and iMovie ‘08 do support AVCHD format, but not quite natively.
    • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ AVCHD supports in Apple Applications are available starting with the following versions: .
    • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Imported AVCHD clips are automatically converted into the Apple Intermediate Codec format, which requires more hard disk space (40GB per hour as opposed to 13.5GB per hour for Standard Definition DV), a more powerful machine (an Intel-based Mac), and a more recent OS (Mac OS X 10.5).^ AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 37prime .
    • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For Intel-based Macs only.
    • AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak | Crave - CNET 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Canopus/Grass Valley has a tool that lets you convert AVCHD into a format you can input into Edius, and ProCoder should directly import AVCHD. (Editor's note: On June 27, Apple announced Final Cut Pro 6.0.1, which introduces log and transfer support for the AVCHD format.
    • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Final Cut Pro 6.0.5 "logs and transfers" the footage from AVCHD to AppleProRes by default and also gives the option of converting to the Apple Intermediate Codec.^ Final Cut Pro 5.1 does not have AVCHD support.
    • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Movie converts the AVCHD video to Apple Intermediate Codec first.
    • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Canopus/Grass Valley has a tool that lets you convert AVCHD into a format you can input into Edius, and ProCoder should directly import AVCHD. (Editor's note: On June 27, Apple announced Final Cut Pro 6.0.1, which introduces log and transfer support for the AVCHD format.
    • Beyond HDV: AVCHD High-definition Compression 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It does not allow native transferring of the *.m2ts clips nor directly editing them.^ Movie does't edit the AVCHD natively, instead it has to "capture" it and convert it to another format.
    • AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak | Crave - CNET 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While the editor lacks a host of features, it does allow for simple editing.
    • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I am new-comer in editing and did not succeed, but: is there a possibility to transfer AVCHD files (.m2ts) from other sources on camcorder?
    • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The latest release of Apple's iLife suite (specifically, iMovie) has added support for AVCHD Lite cameras and camcorders.^ So, to get support for your AVCHD camera, you need iLife 08.
    • Eugenia's Rants and Thoughts » Blog Archive » Canon AVCHD 24p Pulldown Removal 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC eugenia.gnomefiles.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I know AVCHD support is something all the major tools will add in future releases, but wanted to get feedback on what people are seeing.
    • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Apple not say part of ILife 08 would handle AVCHD Yesterday?
    • AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak | Crave - CNET 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [46][47]
  • .
  • AVS Video Editor supports videos from HD-cameras(HD Video (inc.^ AVS Video Editor 4 and Video + Audio package.
    • Corel User to User Web Board :: View topic - AVCHD Slide show 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forum.corel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I am looking into getting an HD video camera, but haven’t settled on one yet.
    • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ However, I think that is contradict to why paid for HD Video camera the first place and to get reduced quality video?
    • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

    .AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD), TOD, MOD, M2TS.) Burn AVCHD video to CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-RAM, Double/Dual Layer on Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7 (no Mac OS/Linux support).
  • Blender supports the AVCHD format on Windows and Linux systems (using the FFMpeg codec).^ AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 37prime .
    • AVCHD and Mac OS X « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ HAS edited HD video using vegas.
    • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ AVC is a codec, AVCHD is a format that uses AVC. Similar, MPEG-2 is a codec, HDV and XDCAM are the formats.
    • BD or AVCHD disc distribution - DV Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.dv-forums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Blender has a little-known, very powerful video editing system with infinite layer bit-depth and integration with the 3D editing component.^ The new edit computwer is a Sony Vegas based system using a Q9300 8Gb ram and a half gib nvidia video card.
    • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It’s a bonus not to have to upgrade your system and to know you can edit video in your car if you’re running a deadline.
    • Teaching Online Journalism » Tape vs. hard drive vs. card, and AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC mindymcadams.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Transferring the AVCHD video to a fast duo core PC, I assume, will required an HDMI card installed in the editing system.
    • Transferring AVCHD Files to SpeedEdit for Editing [Archive] - NewTek Discussions 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC vbulletin.newtek.com [Source type: General]

    .BlenderAVC streamlines the process of importing the files, as it is difficult and bug-prone without AVS scripts.^ What I’m asking is is there anyway to import the files without the software.
    • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Originally Posted by uhappo By the way, what would be the best way to mod this script so it could convert all .MTS-files in that folder, in the same process?
    • AVCHD-video (.MTS) to AVI, fast and easy way - Ubuntu Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ By the way, what would be the best way to mod this script so it could convert all .MTS-files in that folder, in the same process?
    • AVCHD-video (.MTS) to AVI, fast and easy way - Ubuntu Forums 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Blender supports proxy editing at down to 25% scaling, which helps when editing the very slow AVCHD codec.
  • Corel VideoStudio supports importing, rendering and burning of AVCHD format in Windows system.
  • Cyberlink PowerDirector 7 is capable of editing AVCHD natively, without transcoding, intermediate codecs or proxy files.^ Re: Native support for AVCHD .
    • Native support for AVCHD - Avid Community 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC community.avid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Specifically for editing AVCHD files.
    • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (BTW, Vegas Platinum will import AVCHD files but it will not render H.264 files.
    • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Using a patented technique (SVRT), AVCHD clips can be edited and output losslessly to AVCHD or Blu-ray disc.^ AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews .
    • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The AVCHD format captures a high degree of detail and smooth movement, and when footage is burned to disc, it can be played back on most Blu-ray Disc™ players, Sony® PlayStation®3 systems and compatible PCs and HDTVs.
    • NEWS! - Digital Cameras, Digital Imaging, Digital Photography, Digital Scanners 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.imaging-resource.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Consequently, AVCHD recordings can be played without modification in most set-top Blu-ray Disc players, such as the Sony BDP-S1, Panasonic DMP-BD10, and the PlayStation 3.
    • AVCHD Camcorders, Top Picks, Best Buys, Auction Deals! 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .PowerDirector also supports GPU encoding acceleration on both ATI and NVidia graphics platforms.^ It has a Core 2 Duo T7300 2GHZ processor, an NVIDIA 8400 GT GPU graphics card, 1 GB video ram, 2 GB RAM, and a Blu Ray reader / burner.
    • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Adobe support pushed 2 theories, 1) a codec conflict, and 2) a poor performance graphic card (I'm using an nVidia Quadro FX 3000).
    • CS4 AVCHD Playback problems : Adobe Premiere Pro 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC forums.creativecow.net [Source type: General]

    .PowerDirector can output the finished movie to a variety of video formats, DVD, AVCHD on DVD, or Blu-ray disc.
  • Grass Valley's Edius 5.0 and Edius Neo 2
  • MacroSystem's Casablanca S-series editors (using Bogart 2.3 onwards) AVCHD on DVD or Blu-ray disc
  • Microsoft's Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Dayang's Montage Extreme [ME] 1.2
  • Nero Ultra Edition Enhanced (from version 7 onwards) includes the Nero Vision editor and the Nero Showtime player, which both support AVCHD files.^ HD video, such as commercial Blu-rays or HD DVDs.
    • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Blu-ray Players .
    • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews .
    • AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    NeroVision can author DVDs in the AVCHD format.
  • Pinnacle Studio Plus (from version 11 onwards)
  • Sony Vegas 7.0e
  • Vegas Pro (from version 8 onwards)
  • Vegas Movie Studio Platinum (from version 8 onwards)
  • Kdenlive for Linux and BSD platforms
  • Openshot Video editor for Linux
  • Final Cut Pro for MAC user.The latest version of Final Cut Pro 7 claims better integration with Apple's other professional applications and improved codec support for editing HD, DV and SD video formats, including encoding presets for devices such as iPod, Apple TV, and Blu-ray discs.
  • Other developers have pledged their support but it may still take some time for the implementation.

Authoring

  • MultiAVCHD is a free authoring application, that includes brand-specific nuisances such as Panasonic Blu-ray players and Playstation 3.
.See the comparison of video editing software for more information on these products.^ Sony makes HD camcorders, Blueray Burners, Blueray Players and AVCHD video editing software, but it does not output to a Blueray disk!
  • AVCHD Editing - options and experiences - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony's latest HD editing software not being able to see Sony's own file format on Sony's own latest HD camcorder is just plain bonkers .
  • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Theses types are nearly identicals BUT if you want to edit them with a NLE like vegas, you will be very disappointed to see how slowww you can manipulate them.
  • Why I’m Avoiding AVCHD — PaulStamatiou.com 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC paulstamatiou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Open Source Codecs

The following open source codecs can decode AVCHD files:
.
  • ffdshow tryouts, revision 1971 May 23 2008, will decode AVC (H.264) format video.^ Karla Gomez - May 23, 2009 I am using a MacBook Version 10.5.4 and a a Canon hd10a video camera.
    • Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Video Transfers « 37prime 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC 37prime.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ May 11th, 2008 at 6:25 pm I have a .mts file that is the first of 2 that were broken in 2 during a 1 hour video.
    • Transcoding MTS/M2TS AVCHD Video Into AVI Files with Free Software | fsckin w/ linux 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.fsckin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ulead are proposing to support the AVC/H.264 format this March (2007).
    • Review of the Sony HDR-SR1 - The Practicalities of AVCHD 10 February 2010 10:40 UTC worldtv.com [Source type: General]

    [48]
  • libavcodec (part of FFmpeg project) is a codec library that supports AVCHD. It is used in Jahshaka and Blender, notably.

Specifications

Video
Video signal 1080/60i
1080/50i
1080/24p
1080/25p
720/60p
720/50p
720/24p
480/60i 576/50i
Frame size in pixels 1920×1080
1440×1080
1280 x 720 720×480 720×576
Frame aspect ratio 16:9 4:3, 16:9
Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (Main Profile Level-4.0 or High Profile Level-4.1, depending on vendor)
Luminance sampling frequency 74.25 MHz
55.7 MHz
74.25 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz
Chroma sampling format 4:2:0
Quantization 8 bits (both luminance and chrominance)
Audio
Compression Dolby Digital (AC-3) Linear PCM
Compressed audio bitstream rate 64 to 640 kbit/s 1.5 Mbit/s (2 channels)
Audio mode 1-5.1 channels 1-7.1 channels
System
Stream type MPEG transport stream
System data rate up to 24 Mbit/s (AVCHD conforming to H264 High-Profile, Level 4.1)
up to 17 Mbit/s (AVCHD conforming to H264 Main-Profile, Level 4.0)
up to 18 Mbit/s for DVD media
File extension (generally) mts (on camcorder), m2ts (after import to computer)
Media 8 cm optical media (DVD)
SD/SDHC Memory Card
"Memory Stick"
Built-in hard-disk or flash Media

See also

References

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