avchd and imovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BabaG, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. BabaG macrumors member

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    i just got some test files from a canon hf10 to test with on my
    mac pro. i find that imovie imports them fine and transcodes them
    to apple intermediate codec. is there a way to transcode them to
    something else through imovie?

    i keep seeing references to prores as a good alternative. can this
    be done in the imovie workflow? can the clips be directly transcoded
    to prores through imovie?

    my final destination will be final cut. i tried opening the clips (.mts)
    in mpeg streamclip but the index.bdm files say they are an
    unsupported file type and the .mts files don't open either. qtplayer
    says neither is a movie.

    what's an easy, hopefully free way to transcode these clips to prores?
    uncompressed?

    thanks,
    BabaG
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    You can use something like visualhub to convert the clips.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure what the easiest way is, but iMovie is too basic for prores ...
     
  4. BabaG thread starter macrumors member

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    jmann4489,

    visualhub seems to be discontinued. any other thoughts?

    thanks,
    BabaG
     
  5. jmann macrumors 604

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  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Last I checked, iSquint couldn't convert to prores either.
     

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