Trouble compressing from AVCHD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by beallio, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. beallio macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    I'm trying to find a quick way to take .MTS files from my Panasonic HDC-SD9 camera and convert them to a Quicktime friendly file. I'm using a Macbook 2.4 Ghz with Quicktime Pro 7, Final Cut Express 4, and Toast 9.

    Every time I convert the video, any fast movement gets blurred. I've attached a JPEG of a video frame of my son I took the other day, if you see his hand, that's my problem- it's blurred. In FCE, when I go frame by frame, it's not blurred, so it's doing it during compression.

    How should I be compressing my video and avoid blurring?

    Currently I've tried H.264 (720p and 1080i) and DV. Nothing has worked, I'm a newbie at this I guess and any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  2. bertoa macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2008
    He Beallio,

    I got the SD5 for a while now. What you can do. Record in 1440x1080 and convert in Toast 9 to HDV 1080i.
    Work in FCE in HDV and export after to the playback standard you wish. Working direct in H264 gives
    blur and raffles.
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007

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