Is AVCHD an editing dead end ?
September 12, 2010 9:25 PM Subscribe
Tempted by cheap video camera but puzzled by video format issues ...
posted by southof40 to Technology (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I could get a good price on a Panasonic HDC SD1
(I like the three CCD's and external microphone port, not worried about the 4GB SD restriction).
However I'm puzzed by the comments on this page about the AVCHD format
Is it still true that there is a dearth of editors to work directly on AVCHD ? If you were shooting in a lower res than 'High Definition' (which is what we'd be using it for mainly) does that still matter ?
If it matters which I doubt ... the editing we have in mind is not complex and we would (from my limited reading to date) be wanting to use something less than Premiere but more than Movie Maker.
Running on from that (in case AVCHD get the thumbs down) ... recommendations for low end digital video camcorders (SD/Hard Drive/DVD/Mini-DV ... don't care) with an external microphone port ?