Try setting your camera to 1080i instead of 1080p and see what happens with editing
I've read other messages about problems with 1080p... if I remember correctly, that is an ODD format which is not supported on BluRay and which PPro does not edit well
>my machine is very fast & can handle the files, so it’s not a processing issue
First go to the CS5 Benchmark http://ppbm5.com/ and see the rankings
Second post your hardware details so those with knowledge may comment... you MAY be surprised to find out that your computer is not as fast as you think for this type of file... but without details, nobody may comment or help
Hi John - it doesn't have a 1080i setting.
Here is a link to a file I shot on this camera - I imported it into CS5, made a new sequence to match eth footage (i.e. dragged it onto the "New Item" icon) and re-encoded the AVCHD file to a H.264 "Vimeo HD" preset in CS5.
It's blurry, juddery, horrible footage during any sort of movement!
Yet, on the camera's own LCD (and on a TV through the camera's HDMI output), this footage looks immaculate. And yes, I tried capturing footage through the HDMI cable into my Matrox Mini and it's interlaced all over the place & pretty-much un-usable.
I just printed an Amazon returns label, so I'm probably going to send the camera back... now I just need to hope the box is still in my green bin! :/
No worries, John. Thanks anyway.