From what camera with what format to which delivery format? 800 clips is peanuts.
-From HDR-SR Sony video cam
-PAL 720x 576 .MPG video .ac3 audio
-DVD (good quality) is the target
Sh*t. Wrong camera. It is AVCHD, heavily compressed and has AC3 sound. Both make for difficult editing. It requires a very beefy PC to be able to edit that material, but worst, it may require you to demux your source first and convert the audio from AC3 to 48 KHz stereo WAV. Since you are intending to output to PAL SD, maybe you can output from the camera in SD quality and in the same trajectory, convert the audio to stereo. It bypasses the intent of the camera, but that happens when you make uninformed purchase decisions. Sorry to sound so critical, but this is what often happens.
I know about .ac3 audio problems, I've posted a discussion time ago concerning this trouble.
But now I'm mainly looking for a video format.
clips in native video compression are 'round 25Mb each
converted in .avi file can reach 630 Mb
Honestly I'll fill my entire pc with a format like this.
What I'm asking is a suggested kind of file that can easily work with PP and if you know a sw that do it.
I have Tmpge but I do not know how to set it for the best results (unless I just set AVI output with the problem mentioned above).
I've read on the forum that DV AVI could be a good chance but which good sw can give me this files?
AVCHD can be edited in PR, supposedly even better after the 4.1 upgrade. AVCHD is usually compressed to around 12-21 MB/s, HDV and DV to around 25 MB/s. DV is compressed 5:1, so uncompressed DV is around 125 MB/s. How did you arrive at the comparison of 25 MB to 630 MB for a clip? If converting an AVCHD clip from a 12 MB/s source with a size of 25 MB, to DV AVI type2, one would expect a converted clip to amount to something slightly over 50 MB., not 630 MB.
Just simply using default settings of my TMPGEnc 4 XPress.
imported AVCHD files and outputted as AVI (do not have a DV AVI option).
Just for this I'm asking a sw that can do it.
Also heard 'bout Nero but honestly I'm bit afraid.
I can edit AVCHD file in PP but, with shaked clips, I'm really in trouble.
I can edit AVCHD file in PP but, with shaked clips, I'm really in trouble
What do you mean? Shaked clips?
Not stable shoots.
When you film keeping your camera in your hand, without a tripod.
The format is irrelevant here. The quality of the soot is. So reshoot and this time use a tripod!!!
Sometimes this is not possible.
In this case I had to go back to Costarica to re-shoot this films, hoping to meet again the same animals.................
Mercalli is a plug in that allows you to remove "shaking" from clips in PP.
Just like Steady Move Pro (from 2d3) did time ago.
My problem is I can't use Mercalli with AVCHD (bad results) but it works fine with an AVI.
Just for this I'm looking for a software that convert AVCHD file in a good workable one, to use with PP.
DV AVI is a good format?
Do you know any better?
Do you know any software that do it?
Thanks for your patience
DV AVI would be a good format. Export to DV AVI type 2, Import into a new sequence, apply Mercalli and that should do it.
Any tip about software than can do it?
File/Export/Media and choose Microsoft DV as the export format. That's all.