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how long can an AVCHD be?

Apr 28, 2013 11:07 AM

there used to be a half hour limit- probably because of the limit on a DVD.maybe it can go on a Blu-ray disc?

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    Apr 28, 2013 11:18 AM   in reply to anon125



    Owing to the differences between disc capacity and computer resources, it would be helpful if not essential to have details on your intended workflow to give you a relevant response.


    These details should include: computer resources, source media properties, intended export goals and more. AVCHD is a very resource demanding format.


    Looking forward to your follow up.


    I am not sure of your background, so please excuse these quick just in case reminders:

    DVD-R Standard: 4.7 GB/120 min. That 4.7 GB is in reality 4.3 GB

    DVD Double Layer: 8.5 GB/240 min. That 8.5 GB is in reality 7.3 GB

    Blu-ray disc: 25 GB or 50 GB several hours.


    When you talk about

    "there used to be a half hour limit- probably because of the limit on a DVD"

    I suspect you are referring to doing a Premiere Elements project heading for DVD-VIDEO on standard DVD disc. As I recall, the recommendation was no more than 90 minutes on that type of disc for best results. But lots of factors involved besides disc capacity.



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    Apr 28, 2013 11:27 AM   in reply to anon125

    I am with ATR on the request for more info.


    My assumption is that you are asking how much AVCHD material will fit on a DVD-Video disc, to be burned on a BD burner, and played on a BD player. Is that correct? If so, the Duration of AVCHD that will fit onto a blank DVD will still be about the same.


    Good luck, and please let us know a bit more about what you wish to do, and what you are working with.



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    Apr 28, 2013 4:39 PM   in reply to anon125

    PS the insert link does not work on this forum

    This is a browser-specific issue. My Chrome used to work well with Insert Link, but with a fairly recent forum update, it stopped. I can still use that in my IE 8, but then it does not allow me to Insert Image, which I use more often.


    You can just Copy/Paste the URL into the body text of your reply.


    Good luck,



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