Q. I have a Sony HD camcorder and it records in AVHD format. Usually to edit my videos I have to convert it to mp4 or some other format that compromises the quality - goes to SD and looks pretty bad. Then doing any editing on it requires using that SD file. Is there some software that can keep the HD quality and then record to DVD with near HD quality, or to ACHD discs made by SOny to playback on BluRay players?
I am on a Mac, so i use Handbrake (link: http://handbrake.fr/) to do all my encoding. I have not had trouble using Handbrake to encode HD quality video into mp4. As far as I know Handbrake handles AVCHD formatted video as well.
That's the extent of what I know. I have not done any video editing/converting on the PC side. I believe Handbrake is available in Mac OSX, Linux, AND Windows...maybe give that a try?
I usually just ignore the stickied threads, but I just noticed this one (about 4 months too late). Watched a couple of your videos, and they were great. I loved the music, and you mixed everything together perfectly. The Richard Solomon quote was a nice touch at the beginning.
Gary Franklin doesn't look too bad if you only show the shots that went in. Of course, we all know that they didn't go in nearly as often as they should have.