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AVCHD Conversion

I just picked up a GF1 and want to start to experiement with converting the AVCHD files into a format more usable for storage and later playback (with as little impact on quality as possible). Any suggestions or experiences to share would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: AVCHD Conversion

If it's like the GH-1, good luck.
I haven't got a solution yet.
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Re: AVCHD Conversion

Handbrake can convert them to either .mp4 or .mkv

It's quick and easy(IMO)

Is that kind of what you're looking for?
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Re: AVCHD Conversion

Just tried inserting an AVCHD file from GF1 (extension .MTS) into the Sony video editing software Vegas 9. It works fine and from here it can be saved into several different video formats.
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Re: AVCHD Conversion

Same is true of iMovie, Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro
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Re: AVCHD Conversion

It's a shame the camera doesn't ship with decent software then
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Re: AVCHD Conversion

Roxio 2010, Adobe Premier Elements 8, and Corel VideoStudo Pro can all convert AVCHD video.

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Re: AVCHD Conversion

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Handbrake can convert them to either .mp4 or .mkv

It's quick and easy(IMO)

Is that kind of what you're looking for?
yes, handbrake is a nice tool.
well, freemake is another not bad program to convert .mts files. i am using it.
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Re: AVCHD Conversion

I'm using Pavtube to convert the HD video taken from Sony Handycam.The speed and quality is very good and just what I was looking for. It is very easy to use and gets good results.
I suggest you convert mts to mpeg4 for storage and playback
http://www.pavtube.com/guide/convert-mts-to-mp4.html
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Exclamation Re: AVCHD Conversion

Hi peeps. Any conversion can lead to a degrade!

The MTS extension may be changed to MP4. This may allow playback without conversion!

MTS may not be supported by your software/hardware however MP4 might be.

It's a Blu-Ray class of video using H.264 and AC3 (possibly).

[EDIT]
forgot to mention VLC (Video Lan Client) will play MTS on PC and is free
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