I've just switched from FCP to Premiere (loving every bit of it so far), I've just shot a film on a Sony FS100 which uses the AVCHD codec. I've copied the SD cards 'private' directory to my hard drive.
Premiere can recognise the files in the 'private' directory, but I was wondering if I should edit straight from this directory, or if I should use Adobe Prelude to capture them and turn them into movies - and if so should I transcode them (not quite sure what that means).
Thanks very much!
I edit the files directly. If your system can handle it, why waste time converting?
Best to copy the ENTIRE folder structure from card to hard drive, then in Premiere, open the "Media Browser" pane and use that interface to Import the video clips rather than "File > Import". This is best practice for AVCHD, and as Jim said, you can certainly edit these clips natively.
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