I am someday going to buy a Canon Vixia HFS10 (or equal, if I find a better brand) which uses AVCHD
Many times I've seen it mentioned on these forums that AVCHD is a compressed format that is CPU intensive but has, I think, about the same 13Gig per hour size as DV AVI
The CS5 pages say...
7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
native editing support for DV, HDV, Sony XDCAM, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, Panasonic P2, and AVCHD
This means, to me, that I should be able to edit AVCHD off of a single 7200rpm drive (I will also have an nVidia GTX 285 for MPE)
So... is anyone NOW editing AVCHD using a 7200rpm data drive instead of raid?
I figure that CS4 may require rendering for smoother playback... so my main concern is does the file load and edit from a single drive?
>about the same 13Gig per hour size as DV AVI
Actually, the Sony site says 2:55 into a 32Gig memory space, so that would be 10.96 Gig per hour for full resolution AVCHD
I will guess that a single 7200rpm data drive will easily keep up with the data transfer rate for AVCHD