Originally Posted by Don Landis
I agree with everything Tom told you. We've all been there and suffered through the troubles you mention.
I'll add just a couple of comments-
We've all l;earned that depending on what you want to do for playing your 3D, you will find using multiple editing systems, each with their pros and cons to your advantage. I need and use PD15, Vegas Pro 13, and Edius, often all three in the same project.
I also have a pair of Sony TD10's and while they do not do good quality for Blu Ray due to the 29.97i frame rate, I like them for times when I need a small 3D cam to take on a boat. Other times I shoot with the Panasonic Z10K where high quality of a 3 Chip 3D camera shines over the TD10 since it shoots in 24p, perfect for Blu Ray output. Of course, we have little tricks developed over the years. I sometimes shoot 1080 24p with two TD's in sync for 3D. But it requires special hardware to sync them.
Tom is correct on the edit computer. You want a system that is fast and has lots of memory. Plus, real important, a media storage drive that is much faster than a regular hard drive. I use really fast PCIe storage, faster than SSD but SSD is adequate.
3D TV's are still available but you will need to find them in Korea, Japan, and China. I ordered my last one from Korea. Some have English menus but not all. If you already have a 3D monitor for editing you're set.
Oh, Vegas 12 had some issues with 3D rendering that was never fixed so I would stop using it since you have a later version, I believe you said 14 which is released by another company since Sony sold the product license. 13 is the last of the Sony brand.
Tom/Don, thank you for the information.
My laptop really was not up to the job, most likely, even when it was purchased new a few years ago. It is a Sony Core i5 with 700 gb drive, 6 gb of RAM and no dedicated video memory (Intel chipset).
I also ran a project off of a faster Buffalo external drive, where all of the files are located. Same issue with sound.
Can I relocate Sony AVCHD folders from one external drive onto another (SSD) by simply copying and pasting the whole structure or do I need to re-export via Sony camera?
Is there a way to move clips that were edited but not rendered in VP into PD for rendering?
Same for VP14. I, for some reason, cannot open VP12 projects in VP14.
The pull down issue is well resolved by msMuxer. I will try creating a 24p MP4 in it, instead of an ISO, and then re-import into PD for disc burning with menus.