10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 7, 2009 9:01 AM by beaucamera RSS

    AVCHD lite

    micric14

      I'm considering buying a new Panasonic still camera which also records & saves video in "AVCHD lite" format and records audio using the "Dolby digital stereo creator". I'm probably being naive to ask but does Premiere Elements 7 accept these formats ? If not, does anyone know of a cheap & cheerful workaround until it does?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: AVCHD lite
          the_wine_snob Community Member

          PE7 does work with AVCHD files. The one thing to consider is the power of your computer, as it takes a lot of horsepower to process these files. Your enjoyment will be directly proportional to the processing power and to your hard disk setup.

           

          You might want to do a Search on this forum for AVCHD and also look on the fora in Muvipix. There are many articles on editing these files.

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: AVCHD lite
            Paul_LS Community Member

            As Hunt says, PE7 supports AVCHD, however AVCHD Lite is somewhat different than AVCHD in that it is a 720p resolution. The lower resolution allows longer files to be captured and therefore it is finding it's way into stills cameras and in some cases replacing the MJPEG codec. The only issue is that PE7 does not have a 720p project preset for AVCHD only 1080i. Therefore your best bet would be to use it in a HDV 720p project.

            • 3. Re: AVCHD lite
              micric14 Community Member

              Thanks for the assistance.

               

              Mick

              • 4. Re: AVCHD lite
                dominique92100123

                I cannot even read AVCHD Lite from LUMIX TZ7 in Adobe Premiere Elements 4.....

                So Not Supported, yet ???

                • 5. Re: AVCHD lite
                  Paul_LS Community Member

                  AVCHD was only supported starting with PE7.

                  • 6. Re: AVCHD lite
                    dominique92100123 Community Member

                    AVCHD is supported by Premiere Elements with VAIO extensions, but only for 1080i footage.

                     

                    I am talking about AVCHD Lite

                    • 7. Re: AVCHD lite
                      micric14 Community Member

                      I tried several examples of video from the web taken with a TZ7(ACHD lite) and none worked properly in PE7 nor did they convert succesfully with VoltaicHD. I think it's too early to expect this format to be fully supported( I eventually bought a Panasonic FZ28 which does 720p video in *.mov format).

                      Thanks again for the response,

                       

                      Mick

                      • 8. Re: AVCHD lite
                        dominique92100123 Community Member

                        Good News,

                         

                        Despite what Sony support says !!?!!!

                        Try the last version of Sony Vegas 9, it works wonderfully with Panasonic 720/50p  (Panasonic codec seems to come from Sony...)

                        You can even render the file in 720/25p or even 720/50p (by typing 50 in the combo box)

                        Use File   Advanced  New personalized Template, Format:AVC, Size 1280x720

                        Binary Kbits Base Line

                        Profil CAVLS

                        Imlmage 25 or 50(type it)

                        Encoding 20000

                        Audio 192000

                        And you get an mp4 file with the same characteristics that your original and the same quality

                        It is not packed in an MPEG-2 envelope but who cares

                        You can even pack it after in an MPEG2-PS with VLS and get a completely comform m2ts.

                         

                        Best Regards

                         

                        Dominique

                         

                        • 9. Re: AVCHD lite
                          dominique92100123 Community Member

                          Good News,

                           

                          Despite what Sony support says !!?!!!

                          Try the last version of Sony Vegas 9, it works wonderfully with Panasonic 720/50p  (Panasonic codec seems to come from Sony...)

                          You can even render the file in 720/25p or even 720/50p (by typing 50 in the combo box)

                          Use File   Advanced  New personalized Template, Format:AVC, Size 1280x720

                          Binary Kbits Base Line

                          Profil CAVLS

                          Imlmage  25 or 50(type it)

                          Encoding 20000

                          Audio 192000

                          And you get an mp4 file with the same characteristics that your original and the same quality

                          It is not packed in an MPEG-2 envelope but who cares

                          You can even pack it after in an MPEG2-PS with VLS and get a completely comform m2ts.

                           

                          Best Regards

                           

                          Dominique

                          • 10. Re: AVCHD lite
                            beaucamera

                            Dominique, thanks you,  I don't find some of the rendering options you suggest for Sony Vega Studio Pro 9.

                            I'm a real newbie when it comes to video editing.

                             

                            Could you be more specific and detail all the rendering and project settings?