avchd format? will it be supported?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by carlosm88, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. carlosm88 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, i was just wondering if sony and pansonic avchd format will ever be supported for final cut express, i am not needing to edit in hd right but for next year i will really like to, is there any hope??
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Final Cut Studio 2 does not yet support it, so Express probably will not either. Looks like AVCHD still needs to be transcoded.
     
  3. carlosm88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    in my ignorance, what exactly is transcoding?
     
  4. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    To encode over more than one format.

    For example: To edit AVCHD you will have to encode it in into a DV variant like HDV, DVCPRO.
     

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