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Old 01-06-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Hello,

I'm new to the forum and have a couple questions. I'm looking for a HD camcorder mostly for home use. I think HDV and AVCHD are probably both plenty good for my purposes. I really like the idea of a HDD rather than tapes. The problem with AVHCD from my perspective is the lack of editing software for Macs, for now.

My questions are as follows:

1. Anyone heard of the next iMovie update will have AVCHD compatibility?

2. Has anyone compared the Sony SDR-SR1 to the Panasonic HDC-SD1?

3. Is the SDHC recording on the panasonic inherently more durable than the hard drive on the sony?

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:23 PM   #2
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Hey, don't everyone chime in at once.

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Old 03-10-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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Apparently nothing is "on the way" for acvhd editing on Mac, that sucks ... On the other hand lots of things are coming right now on Windows, just be patient it won't be too long dude
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:26 PM   #4
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Hey, don't everyone chime in at once.

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Tell me about it. It's amazing how hard it is to find accurate information on this subject.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:57 PM   #5
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Your will find info on AVCHD support here:
http://www.apple.com/ilife/systemrequirements.html
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:57 PM   #6
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3. Is the SDHC recording on the panasonic inherently more durable than the hard drive on the sony?
To answer this, yes. Hard drives can and if used indefinetly will fail. Even if a memory card fails, you can simply get another. You can't replace a hard drive so easily (if at all) in a HDD camcorder.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:38 AM   #7
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[quote=niceemliy;1120239]iMovie '11 does import AVCHD 1080i, but still can not import AVCHD 1080p.
in fact, whether iMovie can import AVCHD or not, i can easily import any definition of AVCHD to iMovie '11, '09, '08 since i found the following guide which i like to share with you



Thanks for sharing this helpful guide
now i can import my avchd 1080p to imovie'11
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:46 AM   #8
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iMovie '11 does import AVCHD 1080i, but still can not import AVCHD 1080p.
in fact, whether iMovie can import AVCHD or not, i can easily import any definition of AVCHD to iMovie '11, '09, '08 since i found the following guide which i like to share with you



Thanks for sharing this helpful guide
now i can import my avchd 1080p to imovie'11
IMovie 11 does import AVCHD 1080i. I'm not sure it will import 1080p. I haven't tried that.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:20 AM   #9
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i have tried it, and just like you said above, imovie 11 does import AVCHD 1080i, but now it still can not import 1080p, so untill now we have to use some third party software to convert it to imovie supported format just like i mentioned above
ummm,,,isn't imovie 3rd party software to begin with?
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:53 AM   #10
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i have tried it, and just like you said above, imovie 11 does import AVCHD 1080i, but now it still can not import 1080p, so untill now we have to use some third party software to convert it to imovie supported format just like i mentioned above
I was mistaken. iMovie will import 1080 30p, but not 60p.
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I was mistaken. iMovie will import 1080 30p, but not 60p.
my imovie can not import neither 1080 30p nor 60p
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If your looking for some great editing from Apple, wait a few more weeks and Final Cut Pro X will be out, its pretty sweet, And redesigned for consumer editing, but still has pro capibilitys for the pro editors (like myself). Its $300 so its not super cheap, but in the world of pro editors its pretty good. I cant wait to get my hands on this one!
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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just google search Easy Solution to Convert and Import AVCHD to iMovie '11, '09, '08

you will find a step by step guide on How to Import 720p/1080i/1080p AVCHD to iMovie '11, '09, '08?
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after google search, i really find a use ful guide, thanks for reminding
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:43 PM   #15
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my can play avchd just well
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