Originally Posted by dwrowley
Do you know if anyone is working on a higher-performance ldecod?
I am just a hobbiest that has a little programming experience. As far as I know, the JM group are the only ones with ldecod (of course, someone might be calling it something else). Their website has information on the AVCHD specifications, and I know they are continuing to work on improving the code.
It would also be great to have AVCHD/.m2ts support in some kind of player (mplayer, vlc, etc.) - right now the best alternative I've found on the mac is to run Elecard's player under Parallels...
Not much of an alternative, especially if you have 1GB RAM or less. Yes, it would be nice to have AVCHD playback support in a Mac program. Go ahead and write it.
I am looking into adding AVCHD support to ffmpeg which would save a step (but in reality it would just be bundling ldecod into ffmpeg). As I have little-to-no AV experience, this may be a delusion, and it might take a few years. Anyone feel like helping my R&D expenses?
Originally Posted by bdaul
I have the HDC-SD1PP...I have a MacBook Pro fully loaded and up to date running VMware Fusion (so I can move files - images and avchd to the MAC).
Well, you do not need VMware to access the files. Just plug the USB cable to you Mac. I forget which directory the files live in (DCIM maybe?), but you can just copy them over as if the camera was an external hard drive.
Is there something I can do once I have the AVCHD files on the MAC to convert them there or do I have to try and figure out how to make what you all mention above work under Fusion?
Again, the "solution" we have devised does not require VMware or Windows. You will need to figure out how to use the "command line" on your Mac. Yes, the process is a little laborious. Eventually I hope to make a friendlier interface, so you may want to keep your paperweight a little longer.
Finally...when Premier Pro for MAC comes out and they support AVCHD...how will that work...how will I get files from the camera to the computer?
Well, like I wrote above, you will probably just need to drag the files onto your computer and then edit them there. For a better answer, talk to the Premier Pro folks.
Final "finally"...I spoke with Panasonic...they said there was NO WAY to use the camera as a webcam. Any of you know otherwise?