View Full Version : What PC editing software?

05-04-2009, 07:23 AM
Hi All

Perhaps you can advise what editing software is compatible will Panasonic AVCHD for the 150 series? This will be on a windows based machine.

Many Thanks in Advance

Ed Kishel
05-04-2009, 08:48 AM
off the top of my head:

Sony Vegas Pro / Movie Studio 9
Canopus Edius Neo
Adobe Premiere Pro
Magix Edit Pro 15
Corel Video Studio Pro X2
Nero Ultra
Avid MC

but remember- although the app supports AVCHD, system specs will have a large impact on how well the app handles it.

Allen Ellis
05-04-2009, 03:55 PM
And if you look here (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?p=1627708#post1627708), you'll see even state-of-the-art machines are choking on the footage. Supposedly Vegas handles it more smoothly than Premiere CS4.

I think most of us just bite the bullet and transcode to another format like DVCPro HD. That will cut pretty nicely on most modern programs/most modern computers.

Mike Harvey
05-04-2009, 04:00 PM
I've been transcoding to DVCProHD (I'm on CS4). Cineform ProspectHD v4 is supposed to be out this week, so I'll probably pick that up before too long and edit in that format.

Ed Kishel
05-04-2009, 04:20 PM
I also transcode to cineform files (via Neo Scene)- they are much more robust for post work and are visually identical to the original. Or, if you use Vegas Pro, you can use Gearshift. This allows you to edit the files through an SD intermediate, then render your final project from the original AVCHD clips:


05-05-2009, 01:42 AM
Thanks all. Much appreciated

05-26-2009, 11:12 AM
i think the best solution for nle is a sony vegas 9 and edius 5.
i am waiting to test new neo sw from canopus.
bye marco