2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2013 7:31 PM by johnjv24

    Sony HDR-CX580V or Canon 32GB VIXIA HF G20?

    johnjv24 Level 1

      I need a recommendation on which camera would be a better fit (ignoring cost) for the following criteria:


      • Editing will be done in PreE10
      • After editing and addition of titles and transitions the video will output to a standard DVD for local television use.


      Video format specs for Canon cam:

      High Definition

      AVCHD Progressive

      1920 x 1080i / 60 fps

      1920 x 1080p / 30 fps

      1440 x 1080

      High Definition


      1920 x 1080p / 30 fps

      1920 x 1080p / 24 fps


      Video format specs for Sony cam:

      High Definition

      MPEG AVC/H.264

      1920 x 1080p / 60 fps

      1920 x 1080p / 24 fps

      1440 x 1080i / 60 fps

      Standard Definition


      740 x 480i / 60 fps


      Here are my questions.  Which video format should I be shooting in do produce the best possible quality DVD while having a smooth editing experience? Is it better to go with MPEG2 format since it is already in a similar format as the output? If so what preset should I select for the project? Do I need to upgrade to PreE12

        • 1. Re: Sony HDR-CX580V or Canon 32GB VIXIA HF G20?
          A.T. Romano Level 7



          What do your computer resources look like? Does your computer have enough resources for AVCHD (also designated as MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) editing?


          Will your Premiere Elements 10 be running on Windows 7, 8,or  8.1 64 bit? Pending further information, I am not seeing a need to go from version 10 to 12.


          Pending further information...my suggestion would be


          AVCHD 1920 x 1080p30


          using the Premiere Elements 10 project preset




          DLSR 1080p30 or DLSR 1080p30 @ 29.97, depending on the properties readout of your 1080p30 (29.97 or 30)


          Then, Share/Disc/DVD disc with preset of NTSC_Widescreen DVD Dolby.


          The above is suggested to get the best possible result for your specific export selection DVD VIDEO format on DVD disc.


          Please enter into this with the realization that you are starting with 1920 x 1080 and will end up with 720 x 480 with a 16:9 flag to stretch that video for display after encoding (and that stretch is not to 1920 x 1080). Whatever the video resolution, it will be encoded to the standard of the export choice.


          What are your restrictions that are directing you to DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc which I believe to be your intent since you wrote

          the video will output to a standard DVD for local television use

          Or did you have in mind by that, exporting your Timeline to a file with 720 x 480 16:9 properties and putting that on a data disc as such or something else?


          Lots of threads here on high definition taken to DVD-VIDEO (aka DVD) and expectations versus the actual results as well as the quality of Premiere Elements DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc in general..


          Lots to discuss once we exchange additional information on your topic.



          • 2. Re: Sony HDR-CX580V or Canon 32GB VIXIA HF G20?
            johnjv24 Level 1

            A.T. Romano


            Computer specs:


            Windows 7 Professional

            -Intel Core i7-3770

            8GB DDR3 RAM

            SanDisk 128 SSD

            WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD

            GTX 650 1GB


            Yes, DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc is what I had in mind.  The restrictions...well I am assuming that the local television station

            will only accept media that is DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc. Were you going to suggest for me to export the video as AVCHD on a standard DVD disc?


            Thanks for your quick response.