Originally Posted by rpwooste
OK then, I'm a HDC-TM700K owner, and I have tried just about every editing tool I can get my hands on, none with complete success. Could you please clarify what are the 1080p60 editing options, that meet the following needs:
1. Completely smooth preview during editing, while really displaying 60 progressive frames. Ideally without pre-rendering the entire video track. Needing to pre-render transitions and the video adjustments is fine though.
Even beyond editing, I can't even playback smoothly except through Panny's HD Writer AE software, where it does work flawlessly.
I have tried so many editing options that it's ridiculous:
So Ken (or anyone else) you're saying it's so easy to edit 60P and doesn't require premium hardware, with my needs as stated above, what options do you think I could use, because I'm all out of ideas.
Well, except "smooth preview", Premiere CS5 should handle everything fine. On my own computer (dual core E4400) I didn't even expect smooth preview, as it's quite underpowered computer for 60p editing. If you absolutely need smooth 60p playback in preview, I think your only option might be Edius, but I'm not familiar with other stuff you need and if Edius supports it. For sound editing, you can always use external app to edit sound, should be cheaper than buying a new computer
Originally Posted by myg
on my 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo PC native M2TS files from camcorder play with interrupts even in Splash lite player.
And what is the universal hardware player that can play now both original m2ts and exported from Premiere H264-file with maximum quality?
Open Splash Lite, press CTRL+S for settings dialog, switch to Video section, un-check (turn off) hardware video acceleration.
Unfortunately, on my HD4890 card, when using ATI Avivo all 60p videos stutter. If I go to software decoding, playback is smooth (I just have to pause video at first for a moment, than play it, I think it's some kind of buffering issue with the app and high bandwidth of 60p clips). On my Core 2 Duo, E4400 CPU, clocked to 3.2GHz, CPU is on 80-90% in soft mode.
But I do have to caution EVERYONE in this thread. More expensive hardware DOES NOT MEAN better playback!
Like I've said before, I have tried playback on a 50$ CPU with integrated ATI graphics (785G chipset, Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics), and ATI Avivo worked perfectly on it. So my HD4890 couldn't playback 60p smoothly, but an integrated HD4200 graphics chip could! I'm just sorry that this wasn't mine computer, so I can't try Premiere and other tools on it anymore, as I had to send it back :/ I'm not sure if it was OS, drivers, some other hardware component, or whatever, but my own computer is much better than that low-end PC I've built (except maybe CPU, mine is slower on stock clocks, but since it's overclocked I think it beats it as well). Yet still - that cheap PC played everything smoothly, and mine couldn't. It had 2 GB RAM, I have 4GB, it had 32bit XP, I've got 65bit Win 7 Enterprise, it had much slower disc, I've got several faster discs, and no matter where files lie - it's wasn't as smooth.
Splash Lite saved me, although 90% CPU ain't that great, but at least there are no stutters once it starts playing.
Originally Posted by h3vt
What should I export as in Premiere CS5 to yield the best quality?
H.264, 60p, 1920x1080, 5.1 sound, and high bitrate (as original video which is ~25-28Mbps average, with peaks up to 35Mbps, depending on scene)