3 Replies Latest reply on May 27, 2008 3:13 AM by Mylenium

    Capturing with M2T files.

      Hey there,

      I was just wondering whether or not there was downside to capturing into a M2T files. I use a free program called HDV Split. It seems to work quite well and audio all stays in synch.

      Are M2T files considered very good?


        • 1. Re: Capturing with M2T files.
          Level 1
          Hey there doesn't anybody know what an M2T file is?
          Or is "cineform" just another branch of Adobe?
          Some advice would be appreciated!
          • 2. Re: Capturing with M2T files.
            Andrew Yoole MVP & Adobe Community Professional
            A currently updated version of AE CS3 should have no problem importing M2T files.

            But as to your question "Are M2T files any good", that's a matter of opinion. Personally, I refuse to work with any long-GOP format files if I can help it. They slow things down and have (in my opinion) significant downsides in terms of rendering and quality. I convert any such files to a lossless format whenever possible.
            • 3. Re: Capturing with M2T files.
              Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
              Non-conformed MPEG files are always difficult to work with. Not only does the long GOP stuff cause timecode mismatches, but there may also be open GOPs that potentially are prone to crashes. I'd stay away from them if you can avoid it and convert it to something uncompressed or at least a proper MPEG-II stream with aligned GOPs.