1. Is AVCHD a good format for vid clips going into a show or should I convert these clips to MOV first? (I read somewhere that MOV is not as compressed, has higher bit rate & better motion & color on computer.) Can anyone recommend a good converter for this (hopefully a converter which has a batch process to do all at once)?
2. I am using a PC. Ideas on best software to use to trim the MOV files before using in Proshow? (I have Movie Maker, but since Movie Maker doesn't recognize MOV files, I guess I would have to do an additional conversion to AVI?)
I could not find this info within the Photodex help guide.
They were coming from a Panasonic Camera. Can't tell you much more, but try it and see how you like it.
to your point 2:
you do not need to trim the video files outside - Producer have capability (and pretty good & accurate one) to do it INSIDE of the program.
1. insert the video
2. pick the first Tab "Layer setting"
3. on right/bottom - pick the button "Trim"
4. you will get new a window -
......on top is a "roll" of the movie - there will be your "trimming" done - between two "flag-like" vertical lines
...... on bottom there are 3 windows: Left: "Preview"- where you will se your mouse movement, middle one - shows the beginning of video (even the trimmed one) & last one is "End" of clip.
....... ("Zoom" will stretch the video to see the frames of video in more precise detail).
5. Trim the video, hit "OK".
Advantage: this "trimming" is not destroying your video - you can always adjust it as necessary.
Several other useful features:
a. change the speed of video - slower or faster
b. Volume of a video can be muted (volume = 0)
For your info - just was working in 11 minutes long show - with 12 inserted videos (all "MP4" format) & more then 30 photographs (all "JPG") - show takes longer to render, but worked well..... However, I did not work with AVCHD files .....
Hope it was helpful.
mikey (PSP6, Photoshop CS6, Vegas Pro 14, Acid 7, BluffTitler, Nikon D300s, D810)
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