I will be abandoning tape recording once and for all and move to memory recording.
I say transition because currently my AVCHD recording is on hard disk inside the camera.
I prefer memory card recording for maximum convenience, which will arrive soon on my new camcorder.
AVCHD recording is the way to go for an Event Videographer who shoots long hours.
I have been shooting 2-hour long seminars for the past two months and edited them to DVDs successfully.
The editing is done on Sony Vegas Pro 8 and converted to DVD-compliant MPEG2 files.
Here is the AVCHD workflow with DVD as the final product:
- Connect AVCHD camcorder (hard disk type) to PC via USB cable.
- Transfer AVCHD videos (.MTS files) to PC hard drive.
- Open Sony Vegas Pro 8.
- Drag and drop MTS files into Sony Vegas timeline.
- Edit. Add titles, cut scenes, add music, adjust sound quality, etc.
- Render project as DVD-compliant MPEG2 files (Use DVD bitrate calculator).
- Burn MPEG2 file to DVD with Corel VideoStudio.
I like the end result. The final DVDs delivered to clients look crisp and sharp.
So that's my AVCHD to DVD editing workflow with Sony Vegas.