7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2012 2:52 AM by Katframer RSS

    Will PS6 support AVCHD format in video?

    Mike Nykoruk Community Member

      Please tell me that AVCHD will be supported as it is in Premiere Pro 5.5.  Pretty Please?

        • 1. Re: Will PS6 support AVCHD format in video?
          PECourtejoie CommunityMVP

          Hello! have you had any issue with a file from a particular camera? If yes, which one?

          If you haven't tried... test it

          • 2. Re: Will PS6 support AVCHD format in video?
            Mike Nykoruk Community Member

            I just learned of the Beta, so no I haven't had a chace to try out the Panasonic GH2 AVCHD format with PS 6 Beta, just looking for a Y/N before We leave for my Father-in-laws funeral.

            • 3. Re: Will PS6 support AVCHD format in video?
              Jeffrey Tranberry Employee Hosts

              It should be. Photoshop uses the same Media Encoder Libraries that Premiere and After Effects use for encoding and decoding video files.

              • 4. Re: Will PS6 support AVCHD format in video?
                MJOrts Adobe Employee

                Video file format wrappers are tricky because they can be generic in regards to the encodings inside of them.

                 

                In the case of a lot of AVCHD files, there are two encodings that might trip you up with playback in Photoshop: MPEG-2 video encoding and DOLBY audio encoding.

                 

                Both of these encodings are blocked in Photoshop unless 1.) You install PS as a CS6 Master Collection or CS6 Production Premium Suite product. or 2.) You install CS6 Premiere Pro or CS6 After Effects parallel to Photoshop on the same computer (note that AE also does not have a license for DOLBY audio content though, so that would still get blocked).

                 

                AVCHD files may-or-may-not have MPEG-2 encoding and may-or-may-not have DOLBY encoding.  Some have both or neither.  If either your audio or video aren't playing back then this is probably the case.

                 

                Note that you have to have a CS6 version of the suite or video apps installed for the content to be allowed with these encodings.  There's also free software available to find the actual encodings inside of your video files.  A software called HandBrake can give you an info dump of what encodings your files have.

                • 5. Re: Will PS6 support AVCHD format in video?
                  fleal1 Community Member

                  I just brought a lot of .mts files in PS6 and it will play them but without the audio in the library tab. And this video format is not supported in the Develop Tab. This has to change. I have no use for this function if I have to convert my AVCHD files or follow all of the above you mentioned. I hope that in the final version this is addressed and it becomes as easy to import and edit as any other format. I find it dissappointing this is an issue at this point.

                  • 6. Re: Will PS6 support AVCHD format in video?
                    MJOrts Adobe Employee

                    The library tab and the develop tab are Lightroom features.  Is your issue in Lightroom or Photoshop CS6?

                    • 7. Re: Will PS6 support AVCHD format in video?
                      Katframer Community Member

                      That sony hi-def codec/ file type would likely resolve better in PPRO