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    I got a new HD camera (Panasonic HDC-SD1) and it saves files in either .MTS or .m2ts format, and I need to convert these to something so that I can edit them, but so far I can't find a simple way to do it. No program will even read the files.
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    It's not so much the converting as it is the capturing..
    There are a few programs available now that will capture HD..
    I believe Pinnacle Studio 11 does so. There are some others..
    Your ahead of the curve , I'm afraid..
    Most people with HD shoot in SD "for the moment"...
    Don't try to "convert" an HD video...It will look like CRAP....
    Besides, you need a super=duper computer for HD........
    I assume you do????
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    I think you'll have to use an editor that handles AVCHD
    They're shooting in HD but use the cam to downconvert for the moment until upgrading to the super-duper computer
    Check out the thread below for more info
    https://forum.videohelp.com/topic329901.html
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    Hm, seems like a lot of work. I think ill just take this back and get a HD camera that records to minidv or something where I don't have to convert one file from another.
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    Canon HV20 is pretty decent and outputs plain ol' Mpeg2.

    A clip from Solomon Chase, a videographer who used the HV20 for these shots.



    vts_01_1.mpg
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    Awesome. I guess I'll take this back and get that tomorrow then.
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    With any of the newer cameras, you'll always want to be careful about not panning too fast while shooting. Keeping the camera steady will make a big difference. Otherwise, you'll have to keep an airsickness bag nearby whenever you edit the footage.
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    Thanks for the tip, as I had no idea.

    Is there a HardDrive based highdef camera that saves to a useable format?
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    Damn, thats $600 more than I spent (at bestbuy).. but I kind of want to get it now.
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