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Use the format the clips were recorded in. It depends on your settings during recording. Progressive seems unlikely.
Harm, On the camera I record in FHD which as I understand it is the emerging term for 1080p. If I record in 1080p shouldn't i be recording in progressive scan? I am confused. Should it be set to something different? All I know is that it crashes premiere, very quickly. This is why I think I have the settings wrong, in premiere the footage looks right and plays fine but crashes within a few seconds to a minute, usually when I am playing a video in the source window and either hit stop or try selecting another clip.
Jim, I converted using mpegstream and a quicktime alternative v1.81. I got the workflow on the adobe forums I think Steve Mullen was the originator, but I will try out the avchd upshift. Is the avc codec different than the .tod compression my camera uses? I am assuming that it will have no problem converting from .tod. What format would you guys recommend I upshift to? AVI? Mpeg2?
.tod is just a file extension. That camera uses AVCHD compression inside the file.
So I just did the upshift and so far no crash with the footage, hooray! However, the trial version of the software said it would only do ten second clips and what I have ended up with is clips that are 21:03 seconds in length, with ten seconds of audio and the video playback looks half normal speed and the framerate reads 14.99? This is not usable for me obviously, if I buy the full program, can I fix this problem? Why would it come out like this?
You'd have to get in touch with the software makers for questions about their software.
I have that camera too and have had my own issues. The FHD option is not 1080p though. The camera has 3 recording options:
FHD is 1920x1080i VBR
SP is 1440x1080i VBR
1440cbr is the 3rd option recording at 1440x1080 CBR
This is all on page 68 of the manual. I just use the bundled software (powerdirector express) to convert to mpeg and it never crashes while scrubbing. Exporting is a different story, but it is usually an error in settings on my part.
>FHD is 1920x1080i
Are you sure? Full HD is defined as only 1920 x 1080 progressive, and the folks overseeing this seem pretty good at making sure the "Full HD" claim is only used when that's true.
Yes I am sure, I have owned the camera for about a year now. It is a let down to me too. My pastor bought it for the church to film our sermons. It has 3 CCD's and says "FULL HD" on the side of the camera so we thought great. We are looking at a Panasonic AG-HVX200a now.
Here is a link to the specs:
Video Recording Modes (VBR)
FHD (1920x1080i, 26.6Mbps)
SP (1440x1080i, Max. 22Mbps, Ave. 19Mbps)
1440CBR (1440x1080i, 27Mbps [CBR])
OK, I see what's happening here.
The specs list it as FHD, not Full HD. And the camera says Full High-Definition, again not Full HD.
JVC is playing semantic tricks with you.
"Full HD" is 1920 x 1080 progressive. It has a specific logo.
Yeah it is not Full HD. It does say Full HD on the side of the camera though. You can see it in the picture, it's on the top part of the viewing screen that flips out.
Also, the guy who started this was using square pixels in his project but the footage is really 1.33. I don't know if that would make him crash or not.
>it's on the top part of the viewing screen that flips out.
The only pictures I found show that it says Full High-Definition, but it's not the Full HD logo. It's a little sneaky if you ask me.
Yeah, seriously. All my settings have been for 1080p, perhaps that is the source of the crash, massive files + wrong settings = down it all goes!