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Avchd Files Playback In Very Over Saturated Color


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I have just installed Creator 2009 and have to say at the moment I am very disappointed.

 

The first wedding file clip, in Play Movies, about a a gig, just would not import in order to play. So tried a small file which imported to play OK. But the video has a very over saturated color. Terrible.

 

Power DVD8, Windows Media Player, HD Writer etc. all play the AVCHD files perfectly. I am wondering why on earth I bought Creator 2009!

 

Anybody have any ideas please?

 

Ian

 

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I have just installed Creator 2009 and have to say at the moment I am very disappointed.

 

The first wedding file clip, in Play Movies, about a a gig, just would not import in order to play. So tried a small file which imported to play OK. But the video has a very over saturated color. Terrible.

 

Power DVD8, Windows Media Player, HD Writer etc. all play the AVCHD files perfectly. I am wondering why on earth I bought Creator 2009!

 

Anybody have any ideas please?

 

Ian

 

What is the source of file? What camera?

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What is the source of file? What camera?

 

Hello firehancer

 

The source is either a SDHC card or the .mts files on the computer. I have the Panasonic SD5 and the SD9 AVCHD format. The files are .MTS.

 

I decided to edit a small Movie last night. So I open Video Wave. Create a new production. OK, in 16:9. I go to browse and find the folder with all the .mts files and it says - there are no items! Clearly there are. I close this window and go back to ~Video Wave and to Add Photo / Video. find the same folder and see the files.

 

I double click a file to load. This take a couple of minutes. Then a window opens with the message To use this file it must be converted to an Editable Format. The original will not be affected.

 

Now, I was under the impression that Creator 2009 would read ACHD files and I would be able to edit in that format. So I go ahead and save it. It then finished converting the file to .mpg. I can then edit this file and write it to DVD.

 

The program is very slow indeed with several not responding messages. I wonder if the problem is my computer? It's a Sony FZ31Z Duo Core 2.40 Ghz 4gig Ram Blue Ray disk writer.

 

At the moment I can edit the files from the SD5 and SD9 with Panasonic's HD Writer 2.6. I can write edited files with the Panasonic Panasonic VW-BN1E-S and these files play on and Blu Ray player in perfect quality.

 

So is it impossible to edit original files and output them as Blu Ray files to play on say the Sony PS3?

 

Any advice would be appreciated. And perhaps somebody could explain what Creator 2009 will do for me. I bought Easy Media Creator 10 understanding it would edit AVCHD files. But not possible

 

Ian

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ian,

 

As far as I think, the files from Panasonic are fully supported. Although I think, Panasonic uses the highest maximum data bit rate of 24mbps. I'm not sure how you went about browsing to find the folder for MTS files. Did you use Media Selector? Eitherway it should see the supported filetypes as it did when using "Add Photo/Video".

 

You are right, currently C2009 does not natively use the file and provide editing options hence has to go through this conversion (transcoding) to mpeg. However, I believe, it does not really convert but removes the wrapper and hence the resulting file is quick. Converting to a format will actually take much longer than what you are seeing. In a way, it is good that your original files remain untouched and you can now edit and play around with the resultant file.

 

With C2009 and support for AVCHD, you should be able to burn following formats to watch on a Bluray or a PS3 using MyDVD

 

1. Bluray Project (C2009 Ultimate or C2009 with BD plugin)

2. Bluray No Menus Project (C2009 Ultimate or C2009 with BD plugin)

3. AVCHD Project (HD on standard DVDs)

4. ACVHD no menus Project (HD on Standard DVDs)

 

I'm wondering if you are seeing oversaturation once the file is converted to said form or is it once you have actually created a DVD or BD content?

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Ian,

 

As far as I think, the files from Panasonic are fully supported. Although I think, Panasonic uses the highest maximum data bit rate of 24mbps. I'm not sure how you went about browsing to find the folder for MTS files. Did you use Media Selector? Eitherway it should see the supported filetypes as it did when using "Add Photo/Video".

 

You are right, currently C2009 does not natively use the file and provide editing options hence has to go through this conversion (transcoding) to mpeg. However, I believe, it does not really convert but removes the wrapper and hence the resulting file is quick. Converting to a format will actually take much longer than what you are seeing. In a way, it is good that your original files remain untouched and you can now edit and play around with the resultant file.

 

With C2009 and support for AVCHD, you should be able to burn following formats to watch on a Bluray or a PS3 using MyDVD

 

1. Bluray Project (C2009 Ultimate or C2009 with BD plugin)

2. Bluray No Menus Project (C2009 Ultimate or C2009 with BD plugin)

3. AVCHD Project (HD on standard DVDs)

4. ACVHD no menus Project (HD on Standard DVDs)

 

I'm wondering if you are seeing oversaturation once the file is converted to said form or is it once you have actually created a DVD or BD content?

 

Hello firenhancer

 

Thank you for your detailed reply.

 

I now understand that C2009 will not edit in the native AVCHD. And it converts to mpeg for faster editing. having said that I find it quite slow. I wonder why it is so easy for HD writer to work quickly but then again it's a basic knock out frames and then writing via the Panasonic DVD writer to DVD AVCHD.

 

That said, C2009 does the job and has the advantage of the converted files being able to play on any DVD player whereas the Panasonic made AVCHD won't and surprisingly the quality from C2009 is pretty very good indeed.

 

Regarding the over saturation. This only happens when you use Play Movie in CinePlayer.

 

AVCHD files play perfect in Windows media Player, PowerDVD 8, Nero 8 etc.

 

To illustrate the problem I have taken a screen shot of a frame with the Vista Snipping Tool. Files small and quality not brilliant but you will see what I mean.

 

http://photos.imageevent.com/ian4c/bristol...lay%20Movie.JPG

 

http://photos.imageevent.com/ian4c/bristol...C2009%20WMP.JPG

 

I look forward to your advice

 

Greetings from the UK.

 

Ian

 

 

 

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That said, C2009 does the job and has the advantage of the converted files being able to play on any DVD player whereas the Panasonic made AVCHD won't ...
Then you did not burn the file as AVCHD or Blu-ray format. You did indeed convert the file to standard definition video DVD. Regular DVD players can not play any of the formats that firenhancer listed.

 

When you add the Panasonic file to a Videowave or MyDVD project, it may 'convert' to MPEG for editing, but it keeps the file as Hidef. The programs do not convert to standard definition unless you choose that as a final output.

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Then you did not burn the file as AVCHD or Blu-ray format. You did indeed convert the file to standard definition video DVD. Regular DVD players can not play any of the formats that firenhancer listed.

 

When you add the Panasonic file to a Videowave or MyDVD project, it may 'convert' to MPEG for editing, but it keeps the file as Hidef. The programs do not convert to standard definition unless you choose that as a final output.

 

 

Thank you. Yes I converted but did not wish to, to mepg. All that part seems fine.

 

Any ideas on the over saturation problem?

 

Yesterday I tried P studio 12 U. Sailed through with no problems ans a pleasure to use. Edit in AVCHD and write edited files back to AVCHD / HD / DVD + other compresses formats. So I think I have the solution to my problems.

 

Ian

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