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David Bitterman
AVCHD -2 Cams - To Transcode or not?
on Apr 13, 2017 at 3:17:41 pm
Last Edited By David Bitterman on Apr 13, 2017 at 3:55:26 pm

I'm working on some videos right now for a corporate client that were captured on two Canon Vixia HF G40's in AVCHD (PF29.97, 24MBPS 1080). There's about 2 hours of fooage total (x2 cameras) and the video's themselves will be about 5 minutes consisting of two angles and some mograph overlays.

My question is, is it worth transcoding to an intermediary, and if so, which one for maintaining high quality, or rather not degrading it at all as the g40's are ok but not amazing picture to start with.

The last ones we did in this format had 4 angles and things got really choppy after 3 avchd clips were stacked and cut up.

EDIT: This will be a multicam sequence, which of course adds a layer of data complexity.

Any input is much appreciated as I've got to ingest this footage today!

Thanks in advance!


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Chris Wright
Re: AVCHD -2 Cams - To Transcode or not?
on Apr 13, 2017 at 4:42:47 pm

you can use auto ingest proxies then render out original footage; or if your hard drive is fast enough, go full offline with cineform, prores, dnxhd. trying to multicam edit with h.264 is very hard for cpus.


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Joe Barta IV
Re: AVCHD -2 Cams - To Transcode or not?
on Apr 17, 2017 at 6:32:40 pm

Transcoding AVCHD to ProRes has always made editing smoother for me, one less thing to worry about.

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David Bitterman
Re: AVCHD -2 Cams - To Transcode or not?
on Apr 17, 2017 at 7:17:05 pm

Any recommendations of which ProRes format/setting for avchd 1080 29.97? I wouldn't want to overkill or degrade and I'm a transcoding/prores noob! :0)


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Daniel Waldron
Re: AVCHD -2 Cams - To Transcode or not?
on Apr 17, 2017 at 7:36:40 pm

I normally go with just standard ProRes, but ProRes LT should be fine for this since your footage is already pretty heavily compressed.


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Joe Barta IV
Re: AVCHD -2 Cams - To Transcode or not?
on Apr 17, 2017 at 8:34:15 pm

ProRes422 is a good base for general (camera) video.

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