Wise words, Chuck. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Chuck, thanks for your feedback on working with the AVCHD format. What are your plans for video editing going forward? A different video editing program? Different camera?
I note that Sony have issued an updated version of Picture Motion Browser on 16th April 2010. If this is newer than the version you have it may address some of your issues.
It's description suggests it is a competitor to the Elements Organiser. There are a few posters on this forum that don't use the Elements Organiser and use alternative software. Have you considered trialling it as a replacement to Elements Organiser?
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I will continue to research PMB, especially with the latest release out, thank you.
I went through this transition about 6 years ago. i was using Pinnacle for a long time, and it just kept getting worse and not listneing to the consumer, It was a big adjustment to go to Adobe - but it's proved worthwhile until this release. I think they forgot, or don't care, who their target audience is. Ppremier Pro is available for those hard core video editors. I want this program so simple to use my mother could use it. It pretty much has been that way until HD came in the picture. I don't think they anticipated it.
So for now, I may see what 9.0 brings and trial it, but I hate to carve up my library of 25,000 digital files between two programs.
I'm hoping for the best and preapring for the worst!
I posted below. I would love to keep both, but only time will tell. I have issues with Windows 7 and the organizer, so if neither side of the house is fixed, it's an easy decision.
i surely can't trash a $1000 camera,, but a $150.00 editing program maybe.
>can't trash a $1000 camera,, but a $150.00 editing program maybe
According to the release information, Premiere Pro CS5 is supposed to work really well with AVCHD... of course, it requires a 64bit computer and OS
I hope PP5 lives up to the advance notice, 'cause I plan to build a new computer and buy CS5 in the next 2-3 months
If you don't like the cost of Premiere Pro CS5, take a college class and buy the education version... it is the same as the commercial version, except it may only be purchased by someone in school - see www.studica.com/adobe