4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2013 4:39 PM by the_wine_snob

    how long can an AVCHD be?

    anon125 Level 1

      there used to be a half hour limit- probably because of the limit on a DVD.maybe it can go on a Blu-ray disc?

      thanks all

        • 1. Re: how long can an AVCHD be?
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          anon125

           

          Owing to the differences between disc capacity and computer resources, it would be helpful if not essential to have details on your intended workflow to give you a relevant response.

           

          These details should include: computer resources, source media properties, intended export goals and more. AVCHD is a very resource demanding format.

           

          Looking forward to your follow up.

           

          I am not sure of your background, so please excuse these quick just in case reminders:

          DVD-R Standard: 4.7 GB/120 min. That 4.7 GB is in reality 4.3 GB

          DVD Double Layer: 8.5 GB/240 min. That 8.5 GB is in reality 7.3 GB

          Blu-ray disc: 25 GB or 50 GB several hours.

           

          When you talk about

          "there used to be a half hour limit- probably because of the limit on a DVD"

          I suspect you are referring to doing a Premiere Elements project heading for DVD-VIDEO on standard DVD disc. As I recall, the recommendation was no more than 90 minutes on that type of disc for best results. But lots of factors involved besides disc capacity.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: how long can an AVCHD be?
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            I am with ATR on the request for more info.

             

            My assumption is that you are asking how much AVCHD material will fit on a DVD-Video disc, to be burned on a BD burner, and played on a BD player. Is that correct? If so, the Duration of AVCHD that will fit onto a blank DVD will still be about the same.

             

            Good luck, and please let us know a bit more about what you wish to do, and what you are working with.

             

            Hunt

            • 3. Re: how long can an AVCHD be?
              anon125 Level 1

              thanks guys

              well when i make a AVCHD video in pinnacle studio it seems to limit it to 30 minutes.

              so i was wondering just how long the video can be in AVCHD.

               

              we are definetely going off Blu-ray

              partly due to the cost in canada here is an example - extreme.

              ONE BD-RE disk is $79.99 in futureshop.

              i checked with them twice - yep that is the price.

               

              PS the insert link does not work on this forum

              • 4. Re: how long can an AVCHD be?
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                PS the insert link does not work on this forum

                This is a browser-specific issue. My Chrome used to work well with Insert Link, but with a fairly recent forum update, it stopped. I can still use that in my IE 8, but then it does not allow me to Insert Image, which I use more often.

                 

                You can just Copy/Paste the URL into the body text of your reply.

                 

                Good luck,

                 

                Hunt