I'm trying to downconvert EX-1 HDV footage to SD MS or Canopus AVI2 files. End target is using on a Canopus Storm 2 system which I believe only uses these file formats.
So far the best quality overall result I've had is with either
1) Clip Browser 2.5 converting to AVI DV
2) Clip Browser 2.0 converting to MXF, importing to Vegas 8.0 and then exporting as MS or Canopus SD AVI.
I do have Edius 4.5, Procoder 3, MPEG Streamclip 1.2 and have tried quite a few different combinations. Vegas can also export as m2t files which can be used in Edius, Procoder, Mpeg streamclip and other programs. Quality is great as long I don't reduce the resolution - goes fuzzy, blocky, flickery or other problems when scale is reduced. Can even produce fairly decent looking uncompressed avi and mpg in SD resolution, but once again, the quality goes down with the conversion to MS or Canopus avi (25mbit).
Any thoughts or advice? Thanks in advance, Rob McCullough