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  • Bulk transcode AVCHD to best CS3 format?

    Posted by Joe Marler on April 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I have several thousand 1080/60i AVCHD files from a Canon HF-100 I need to bulk transcode to the best editing format for CS3 on a mid-range PC.

    I have a powerful PC running CS5 but our downstream editors use CS3. Any suggestions for best export settings for this? Can I do this with Media Encoder or should I use a 3rd party product like NewBlue’s AVCHD UpShift:

    Joe Marler replied 12 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Steve Brame

    April 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Pretty much the recommended ‘norm’ for such would be Cineform. We used to use it to transcode our AVCHD footage for use with both CS3 and CS4. Proxy files are another way to go, but involve more work.

    Steve Brame
    creative illusions Productions

  • Ann Bens

    April 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I second NeoScene from Cineform.
    I would not use AVCHD Upshift, might turn out to be a disappointment.

  • Joe Marler

    May 8, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Just a follow up: I ultimately used AVCHD UpShift; it worked fine. I batch transcoded 240 1080i AVCHD files (64GB worth) to .m2t. The program is easy to use and is apparently very multi-threaded, as all four cores (8 cores with hyperthreading) were well occupied.

    I’m sure NeoScene is better, but this was adequate for our purposes.

    I did multiple test runs with different parameters, and ultimately used 50 mbps, variable bitrate, keyframe=1, GOP=1, and Interlace=Interleaved (IOW deinterlace during transcode).

    It never crashed during all the work, which is always a plus when dealing with digital video software 🙂

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