I have a Samsung SD digital video camcorder which records in AVC codec.
This is very confusing to me. AVCHD is HD and not SD (Standard Definition), and they are not the same.
What Project Preset did you initially choose? With AVCHD material from the camera, that would be the starting point. Then, when one has Imported the AVCHD footage and edited it, one can then Export/Share to many different formats/CODEC's.
Please clear up the HD vs SD aspect, as I am very confused at what you are starting with.
HD camcorders use AVCHD. SD camcorders can also use the AVC/H.264 codec;
this is sometimes known as AVC(lite), not AVCHD, which is an expansion for
AVC for HD.
I want to export the project as a .vob file, which the NTSC DV preset does.
That I was able to do, but the aspect ratio was wrong.
Well, AVCHD-Lite is not SD (Standard Definition).
AVCHD Lite identifies a subset of AVCHD format, in which HD-recording is limited to 720p/30. The name was used first in marketing literature for the Panasonic DMC-ZS3/DMC-FT1/DMC-TZ7 digital cameras, announced in January 2009. The 720p/30 video is recorded in the normal AVCHD 720p/60 format, but every other frame is duplicated, resulting in thirty actual frames per second. This frame rate limitation stems from the capabilities of the camera sensor, it's not a limitation of the format (as normal full-fledged AVCHD is used as the storage format). Panasonic's Lumix GF1 Micro Four Thirds, Lumix DMC-FZ35/38 and Lumix DMC-TZ10/ZS7 cameras all shoot video in the AVCHD Lite format.
Above is from the Wiki-Pedia.
This is from the Wiki definition of AVC at
The H.264 video format has a very broad application range that covers all
forms of digital compressed video from low bit-rate Internet streaming
applications to HDTV broadcast and Digital Cinema...
AVCHD is a high-definition recording format designed by Sony and Panasonic
that uses H.264 (conforming to H.264 while adding additional
application-specific features and constraints).
So AVC can be used in SD, but it is not called AVCHD when used in that
application. Maybe I should not have referred to it as AVC(lite).
The Samsung website cited here confirms its use of the H.264/AVC codec in