sorry for the confusion. I have a question about mov not about avchd. The gh3 is not a camcorder but a dslr (micro for third) with several options as described above for recording. I'm looking the mov 50p preset. I would like to continue in the new discussion can you open that one again so i don't have to bother everyone who is using avchd.
See this discussion
If im right your suggestion would result into the followimg proces
50 p mov files original imported into pe11
Project settings 50p avchd
Export 50p mov (that is the outout i want)
What you get is a mov export from avchd files which are converted from the original mov files.... So two times conversions with quality loss and a lot of extra render time.
One of the beauties of Non Linear Editors is that at final output rendering, it goes to the source. It is not rendered twice.
The single most confusing subject I've run into trying to learn editing is how this works. Here is what I think happens.
First, you have to have a project setting that accepts your source files so that you can work in real time preview with smoothness. The computer is doing "real time project rendering" for preview. So, if Ann's suggestion works during the editing process, you're fine. In other words, you may not NEED an exact match between your source footage and your project preset. Let PrE pick the best it can when you slide the first clip to the timeline.
Second, when it is time to make your final product(s), you set the "output render" or "transcode" setting in the Share+Publish area. You might need something optimized for YouTube, an iPhone or Hollywood. The editing software then looks at what you have been doing in real time, goes to all the markers and transitions you have set and makes an entirely new file, the "video", by reading from your 50Mbps source files.
Somewhere here there is a long post from an Adobe tech who tried to explain it to me. He emphasized that there was some relationship between the project setting and the output files, but the most important part was the output settings.
In the Share+Publish section there are a lot of presets. For some you can change the frame rate and bit rate. You should find something pretty close.
Your GH3 is so new, I've read little about it. A 50 Mbps rate is twice what we've had at the consumer level for the last few years. Have fun with that camera!
Well I am not so sure.
The staff member is talking about an SD clip dropped in a hd preset.
The mov is h.264, avchd is simular.
If you change the extention of the mov to mts you will still be able to play the clip in e.g. vlc player, power dvd.
Also both presets use the same preview codec I frame mpeg only.
Maybe the staff member will drop by and enlighten us.
Why not give it a spin.
Ann is correct. Premiere Elements has trouble identifying some MOV files. Using Premiere Elements to get the video from the camcorder to your computer, as I suggested, will result in a video the program should automatically set up a project for -- otherwise you can manually change the file suffix to .mts and the program will better be able to work with it.
hi steve grisetti,
I didn't read anywhere adobe have problems with MOV (is it true it was better for me to choose an other brand, this information is new for me but good to hear) is it something new with this version or something adobe can't solve already for a longer time?
I hope "PRE_help" can help us. In his answers (http://forums.adobe.com/message/4939026) I conclude that the projectsetting format is leading. I have learned that MOV is not the same as AVCHD (it is different isn't it? because why would panasonic have the otpions for my camera for recording in MOV or AVCHD). That means if I select the projectsettings to AVCHD 50p (with the preset from this forum) it will change/recode the MOV files into AVCHD and that is not what I want.
I'm wondering you can just change the file into .mts extenion (of course you can change the extention but I don't know the technical consequences)
Conclusion PRE_help can you give us some more technical advise?
....and I still hope adobe can give me just the MOV 50p preset. I don't understand that is not possible because you can export project to MOV 50p!!! (by changing the frame rate in the exportsettings, see also that same discussion by PRE_help).
thanks for your help PE users and adobe team!
MOV can have many CODEC's inside that "wrapper." If the CODEC is H.264, then it is somewhat close to AVCHD, which also uses the H.264 CODEC. While both can contain the same CODEC, they are each a slightly different sub-set of H.264. Also, one most often sees a non-AVCHD H.264 wrapped in an MP4 wrapper, though not always. The MOV wrapper is a bit less common.