19 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2012 3:17 PM by dth4h

    Best intermediate codec with AME


      My video camera records vidoes in 1080 60p and uses AVCHD as the video codec and MTS as the file container.

      Now I found that the videos playback slow in Premiere Pro (the playback lags and is choppy) and makes my CPU usage 100%.  I read that this is because AVCHD is a very highly compressed codec and so it is very CPU intensive.  I found out that Adobe made the Mercury playback engine to fix this problem but unfortunately it only works with nVidia cards and I have an ATI graphics card.


      So I found that without an nVidia graphics card, the best way around this problem is to convert your AVCHD footage to an intermediate codec before importing the videos into PP.  So I want to know what the best intermediate codec and settings for that codec are in Adobe Media Encoder.  Or should use some other program?




      Video Camrea: Sony HDR-CX160

      Adobe CS5.5

      OS: Windows 7 64bit

      Computer Model: HPE-257c

      Processor: Intel i7 2.8GHz quadcore

      RAM: 8GB

      Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5570