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Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

(OP)
I just bought a new HD camcorder, and I want to know if I can Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

On the other hand, having now delved into the Adobe forum where I suspect you use a different name, the answer may well be NO despite Adobe's advertising.

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

(OP)
Yep that was me in their forum - sorry.

I called Adobe yesterday and after being up on hold for 5 minutes the lady came back and said that it did. But i didn't get a warm feeling that she was right.

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

Time for the trial download?

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

(OP)
I did the trial download a few days ago. My new Sony HDR-SR7 comes on Tuesday however.

Inside the help menu a search for AVCHD does not receive any results.

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

(OP)
Thanks Akribie!

I knew that Studio 11 and Vegas 8 will allow it, but I want to stick with PE3 because of the Flash export feature.

However I found On2 http://www.on2.com/products/flix/flix-standard/ which allows me to export to Flash it for $39.

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

I used older versions of Flix quite a lot with DV footage and was very pleased with the quality.

A CNET reviewer of your camera finished with "Like the HDR-SR1 before it, the Sony Handycam HDR-SR7 is an excellent HD camcorder that tries to deliver the promised convenience of hard-disk-based recording. But the lack of widespread software support remains an insurmountable inconvenience, holding me back from recommending it to all but the bravest of video geeks. "

Good luck!

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

(OP)
As you can probably tell I am not a video guy. :)

I want to publish high quality training videos on the web with my new HD camcorder - I know I can't publish in HD on Flash (at least not yet) but I want the best quality, so do I film it in HD and then export it, or do I film it in SD for best results?

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

If you might want to use the edits in future, filming and editing in HD makes good sense with downsampling to Flash etc after edit.

But if the edits are never going to be used again, then downsampling before edit, maybe to DV, might ease workflow with current edit software.

A free utility like Virtual Dub may be able to do the conversion.  My HD work so far has all been with M2T files off tape. I haven't worked with AVCHD.

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

(OP)
Thanks for all your advice.

I spoke with Tim Carter over at AskTheBuilder.com what he is doing, and he is using two $3,000 HD cameras for just doing stuff on the internet.

Sounds like overkill but he seems to know what he is doing so I want to follow - but I don't have the money for a Canon XH-A1 so I went the cheaper route.

He publishes to YouTube where the quality is crappy and I want to publish my own 3 or 4 minute videos straight from my server for high quality without any streaming (because I can't afford it).

RE: Can you Edit an AVCHD File In Elements 3.0?

My relatively limited use of HD material (my colleague does the camera work - I just get the edited tapes after AVID for use on CD/DVD for advertising) suggests that you get better-looking results in the final format than starting with DV, so I hope you enjoy your new kit.

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