Much appreciated. Thanks for the time and effort.
Are you buying brick&mortar or mail order?
If from a real store, take your own SD memory card and do some test filming and then load the video into your computer and test
That is, of course, if that camera uses an SD memory card and the store will let you do your own testing
Tough to say. Not all cameras suffer from the AVCHD bug. My own Panasonic GH2 does not. I've heard that some other Panasonic models do not either. But then at least one person has a Panasonic model that does seem to have the issue.
I have Paasonics ag 160 and 130 and they have that issue, or at least seem to. If I were buying a new camera, and thinking of Premiere as the editing software, I would wait until the new version comes out and see what they have done.
Well John, I am ordering online. I tried to find a samply video shot on the cam and couldn't find one anywhere. Emailed Panasonic and they did not even bother to reply.
Ok guys, I am not too good of an expert here. So I hope you can bare with me on this.
I am gonna be shooting weddings mostly with these cams. Actually, it is the price that was very tempting being around $1000. My other option is Canon XF100 which should be around double that price. Anyway here are my questions:
1. Should I go for Panasonic or Canon XF100?
2. Knowing that I might need to deliver on BluRay, what resolution should I shoot at? 1080p, 1080i, or 720p or any other res? Compatibilty with PP is important.
3. Saying I did go for Panasonic which shoots in AVCHD, what format can I convert my footage to, and which converter should I use so I can maintain as much quality as I can?
I am a PC uder with windows 8 Premiere 6.
Again, thank you all for the feedback and the time.
It does look like the issue has been resolved in the new version of Premiere Pro, due out soon (we hope). So I'd say get the camera you prefer. If you do upgrade or are a Creative Cloud subscriber, the issue with AVCHD should be short lived.