From the specs I was able to look up online, this camcorder records to a flash memory card. It apparently is NOT an AVCHD camcorder.
If that is the case, there is a preset in Premiere Elements 8 for working with similar flash memory cams.
But my personal recommendation would be that this is probably not the best editing program to use with this camcorder. It's up to you -- and if you'd like, you can try it with a demo of the program. But, unofficially, working with this type of camcorder would mean a hybrid solution with Premiere Elements, and you'll likely run into a number of challenges.
Thanks so much for your advice. I imagined I might run in to some
The camera does indeed work from a memory card. There is no internal memory.
Is there any other editing software that you are prepared to recommend for
this type of camera?
Besides PrPro and PrE, I have CyberLink's PowerDirector and Magix MovieEdit Pro. Personally, I like the workflow of PrPro, but also the functionality of PrE. Now, the other two get used, but I have never warmed to their controls and interfaces. Now, both of those are older versions, so there could well be major improvements. Remember, these comments are on how I like to do things - just personal observations.
That said, the Sony Vegas NLE's (Non Linear Editors) get high marks. I have never used any, but others sing their praises. I think that Vegas comes in at least two flavors, rather like Premiere. One positive thing is that Sony offers several flash memory cameras, so should include full support for similar, even out of the Sony product line. I would definitely check out Vegas, and see what the specs. for format/CODEC's are. I assume that Sony has fora, just like this one for Adobe. That would be one place to look and read.
Also, Muvipix is a community of video/still shooters, and many of the folk there use all sorts of non-Adobe software. I'd post there for recs. for your particular camera. It is likely that someone there has your same camera, and has a rec. for editing software for that footage, and capture method.
I wish you good luck, and hope that you get many useful recs.
Thanks for your advice. That's given me something to go on. I've posted a
message on muvipix.
You are most welcome.
The nice thing about Muvipix is that it is not as Adobe-centric, as this forum. While most users on Muvipix probably use a couple of Adobe programs, they use many more from other vendors, than here. There is a broader install-base of other programs there, so one can get some info from outside of the Adobe portfolio. Though I have other apps, I have to admit that 98% of my work is done in an Adobe program. I usually use the others as specialized "tools" for specific operations, with the intent of getting Assets into one of my Adobe apps. Even Corel Painter, with is a "natural media painting program," usually has its work Opened into Photoshop for finishing and output - either print, or video. The Muvipix folk have a very broad range of NLE's, image processing and authoring programs, so you get better, and more direct recommendations. You saw how limited mine were. This was not because I did not want to help you decide, but just because I spend so much time in an Adobe app, and just do not know the others well enough to comment in a meaningful way.
Good luck, and expect to "meet" a lot of great people on Muvipix - some of whom you will recognize from here!
Thanks as always. I've got lots to follow up on.
You are most welcome!
With considerable nervousness and trepidation I hesitate to contradict the mighty Mr Grisetti but the HFS100 does take AVCHD. Here over the pond (1 Gold Medal at Vancouver for sliding on a tea-tray) I possess the same model only here Canon call it the HFS10. It's good. Very good. And sometimes it works with Prem 7, but as you'll see from my previous posts is not recognised in "Get Media". Employ the work-round and you'll be OK. Do I pass?
Don't be shy, Miss Moppett! I appreciate the clarification!
Strangely, Canon's site is very ambiguous about this information, so I wasn't able to get that information online.
After thinking things over I have started using the camera on Standard Play for the moment. It works perfectly and I managed to take in the clips to PE7 using "add media" by attaching the card and reader to my computer. Only one thing, I can't find a way of ensuring these clips go straight in to the timeline so I have to take them in manually which will be a real pain when I take longer films. Can anyone help on that one?
I've acquired this camera sooner than I anticipated. I'm extremely pleased with it - I expect I'll save the HD functions for when we upgrade our computer and tv.
You can't do this in a single step, but you can with two steps. You can drag multiple files into the organiser. You then drag multiple files from the organizer to your scene line - each clip will appear in a separate scene.
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