Monthly Archive: June 2009

How to mix HDV and AVCHD on the Same Final Cut Time line

How to mix HDV and AVCHD on the Same Final Cut Time line

Originally I planned to use Roxio’s Toast 10 to import AVCHD footage into HDV format video and then edit that, together with other actual HDV video, using Final Cut Pro version 5 (which does not support AVCHD). However, the Toast 10 feature to import AVCHD and convert to other formats does not work – in fact, per Roxio support, the...

Working with AVCHD on the Mac

Working with AVCHD on the Mac

I do nearly all of my video editing now on a Mac so this post is about processing AVCHD files on the Mac. Easiest Import The easiest way to deal with AVCHD is to let iMovie (latest version) import and transcode to the Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC). If you want, you can then edit in iMovie. If you wish to...

Working with AVCHD video files

Working with AVCHD video files

For those accustomed to working with miniDV standard definition video tapes or the HDV 1440×1080 high definition format, the switch to AVCHD may prove challenging from an editing perspective. “miniDV” and HDV formatted video can be edited directly on most computers with the caveat that editing HDV can take 4 to 5 times longer than mini-DV simply because there are...

HD Camera deal

HD Camera deal

If you do not have an HD-capable consumer video camera and are interested in getting one, OneCall.com (based in Spokane) has quite a deal going at the moment. The older Canon HG10 40 GB hard disk based high end consumer HD video camera is on sale as a Canon factory reconditioned unit, with limited warranty, for $419.  Over the weekend...