MTS, Premiere & Rendering

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by olindacat, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. olindacat, Jul 11, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011

    olindacat macrumors member

    olindacat

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    #1
    I'm new to HD workflow and am shooting with a Sony NEX-VG10. I have seen that importing this footage for editing, with iMovie and FCP preX, requires a transcode and the entire file structure, but I haven't been observing this as CS5 Premiere seems to work fine w/MTS files. Is this a poor assumption on my part or will my not saving the entire file structure of original MTS footage burn me later?? (I'm dragging just the MTS files to a folder, and using as needed.) Also, something new to me is the need to render the footage on the timeline in order to see it without a heavy moire effect on striped shirts. Once I render the timeline it goes away. I never had this with SD footage. Is this a by-product of a slow machine or am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    This is the byproduct of AVCHD which is a transport codec, not necessarily suitable for editing. No, you don't do anything wrong.
     
  3. olindacat thread starter macrumors member

    olindacat

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    is a transcode to say prores422 worth the time or am i okay just working with it as-is? thanks cgbier
     

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