2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2010 7:55 AM by the_wine_snob

    ??? AVCHD

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      I am contemplating buying a Canon HF S21 I did have a HV30 but that has "Gone To God" I keep hearing the editing is much easier on Mini Tape than AVCHD. I have a vista Intel Core 2 machine with 4 gig of Ram. In the past I have used Adobe Premier Elements 7 and i find it very good. Will the new AVCHD camera cause me grief.


      Any help most appreciated John

        • 1. Re: ??? AVCHD
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          The Canon HV series are some of the best consumer AVCHD cams on sale today.


          I'm surprised you had trouble with your HV30 -- but I can't make any guarantees for any manufacturer's electronics. That's kind of between you and Canon.

          • 2. Re: ??? AVCHD
            the_wine_snob Level 9



            I doubt that you will have a smooth editing experience with a Core2 Duo CPU. Most users will state that until one has a fast Core2 Quad, it is just not possible to get smooth playback with AVCHD footage. Others will suggest that only a fast i7 (maybe even overclocked) is the only answer. That, or a pair of current, top-of-the-line Xeons.


            AVCHD is heavily compressed, and unlike most other formats/CODEC's, is heavily CPU dependent for smooth playback. With almost every other format/CODEC, the system's I/O is the weakest link.


            Sorry to hear about the Canon - RIP, and good luck,