Back in October last year Vimeo added a possibility for users to upload HD videos. On request from a discussion I have going over at AVS Forum I decided to test it with one of the clips from my new Panasonic HDC-SD5. It is embedded in standard definition below. To watch it in HD you have to click through to the video and hit the “full” button in the lower right corner of the video. I would also recommend that you turn scaling off with the small button to the right when the video is in full screen.
Panasonic HDC-SD5 Test Clip 720 50p from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.
And by the way. From my quick tests so far Vimeo really rocks. I’ll try it out over the next couple of weeks.
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Thanks for the videos. It seems like none of my tools can read .mp4 format files yet.
The MP4-files should play fine i both Quicktime and VLC (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/). The original MTS-files from the camera are more tricky.
I ment my tools to create DVD’s. I could play the clips but not use them for anything good without conversion. And becuase of that I will wait until my tools either support AVCHD or find another video camera with another codec.
I am in no hurry as HD cameras are still very expensive.
I see. On my Mac the software transcodes into an intermediate format for editing. Then I can do whatever I want. Burning a DVD etc. It’s an extra step and it degrades quality slightly, but that’s the price of recoring to a format that is not suitable for editing in the first place.
As far as I understand Pinnacle Studio Ultimate will support AVCHD, burn DVDs etc…
I know. I have been looking into TMPGEnc for now. But it does not support .mp4 as input, only output. Duh. Read more here; http://blog.helge.net/labels/DVD.html
Did you use the Panasonic software to deinterlaced and encoded to 1280×720 50p? I went for the Sony HDR-SR7 myself. My PC is not powerful enough (by a long shot) to edit the original files, and the Sony software only allows me to export the original AVCHD (mts) files to DVD quality MPEG2 (720×576). So I’m looking to edit a format somewhere in between those two. 720p sounds ideal, but I’ve been unsuccessful in finding software to convert the AVCHD (1080i) to and editable format in 720p.
I haven’t even considered the Panasonic software. In general I hate software made by hardware vendors (with Apple as the exception).
The clips where worked on like this:
Imported into Final Cut Express 4 (that transcodes them to Apple Intermediate codec)
Edited and exported as an Apple Intermediate 1080i-file
Deinterlaced with JES Deinterlacer
Coded to an end format with VisualHub (Mpeg4 H.264 etc…)
For serious deinterlacing on Windows I recommend http://100fps.com