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The format is NOT supported. Use another camera or other software.
There is software that can convert AVCHD into HDV. I believe Elecard has a program that does that.
It looks like VoltaicHD might also do this conversion.
I'm curious, though, if Premiere has plans to support this format in the future?
Possibly in Elements.
I'm about to buy a Blackmagic Design Pro box in the hope that I can capture the component YUV signals using the cameras breakout cable.
It won't be a perfect as the digital files, but maybe it will allow editing. And it should be far better than SD video.
It's still amazing that stupid camera makers hock this bast*rd format with no solution. It's been about three years with this AVCHD problem.
Or why they can't allow to record a useful format at the expense of hours of storage is idiotic.
Those cameras are generally targeted at consumers, only a small percentage of whom will edit their home videos. And for those do want to edit, there are consumer solutions available.
True it will never be a solution for broadcast work - my Sony HDR-SR1 will never be a substitute for a decent 3-chip.
It is however a deceptive product cloned by all the other camera people in various forms. I disagree that the consumer public has little interest in editing. Even people back in the dark-ages of super-8mm film did some editing.
Now they have Premeire Elements that have likely sold millions of copies. I know 12-year old kids that produce DVDs! Millions of consumers "get it" now and they have the bug to edit and produce. Heard of You Tube?
I think Sony and others have crippled the consumer market with this product and it will leave a bad taste in my mouth for a long time. Generally I like Sony products but the HD-SR1 missed the intended mark by a mile!
An unedited video is an unwatchable video.
Fortunately, I use all Rank-Cintel transfered old movie film to make documentaries and have no commerical interest in shooting contemporary subjects in video.
>Millions of consumers "get it" now and they have the bug to edit and produce.
And as I said, there are consumer programs that can be used, even with AVCHD footage. The situation is not as bleak as you suggest for owners of such cameras. You just need the right program. Premiere isn't it.
>An unedited video is an unwatchable video.
Ah, well, then you just need practice. All of my home movies before buying and NLE were edited in camera, and very watchable (for the family set, at least.)
Hello! I have downloaded the CS3 trial, having previously utilized an older version with my camera, but cannot get the CS3 program to accept input from the camera. I am trying to use a Panasonic DV202 (Palmcorder mini DV).
Unfortunately, I do not plan to purchase a new camera any time soon, and do not wish to purchase a program I cannot use. At this point I am not overly optimistic that this camera will work with this program, but am hoping you know something I do not!
Thanks for any input!
There is an easy but not free solution to edit video from DVD camcorders. Sony has a video editor (Vegas Movie Studio $75 and V.M.Premium $115 for HD) You can import from most consumer cameras with a USB connection and then output as AVI. Now it can be fully edited in Premiere including audio. The Vegas program does have edit capabilities including trimming not just in and out points, effects and more. 30 day fully functioning free trial.