This thread is for AVC (h.264) 1920x1080/50 or 60fps users. Such files are being produced by a range of Camcorders such as the Pana 700, 800 & 900 series, CX560 & CX700, JVC GC-PX10 etc...+ this format is now a formal part of the AVCHD spec http://www.avchd-info.org/format/ (which is a subset of the broader AVC spec http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264/MPEG-4_AVC ). Here are some notes on how these format is handled and produce by PD11:
Rendering Choices: The following is a summary from using the "Intelligent SVRT" under Produce which picks a correct profile under H.264/AVC. There are three options you can use to produce the final project.
1) CPU (Fast video rendering technology unchecked): This option works as you would expect and while it does re-encode the Audio and Video streams the quality and sync issues have been fixed. Looks good and I would recommend it as the preferred option!
2) Hardware Video Encoder (GPU): I've not been able to test this as I've been getting a "Production unsuccessful" error (since PD11). This test were done using nVidia 327.23 drivers (Win8 64-Bit) and I will update later if I ever get it working but have always found the GPU output to be a mixed bag depending on the GPU MFR, Drivers, etc. It is hard to recommend for these reasons.
3) SVRT: How much quicker over CPU rendering will depend on the size of each of your clips and what % of the video needs rendering (more info documented later in the thread). The output of the rendered and SVRT segment looks good and there were NO transition or sync issues (even after remuxing).
Other: Couple of other related comments:
- Format: The output file is slightly "non std", I'm not sure if it is the header information in the M2TS container or the stream info (esp the Audio Stream) but some other apps or players don't like it much. I did create a "ReMuxPD" batch file that may work if you have any issues with your output but YMMV (see post below).
- Audio: My test clips are 5.1 DD. When you use "Produce --> Intelligent SVRT" it only recommends the Video format and will render your Audio to 2.0 DD as default, so if you want to keep your 5.1 audio don't forget to click the "Dolby Digital 5.1" Check Box!
- Timeline: It is fantastic that PD12 now lets you select the number of "Ticks" on the Timeline to match you frame rate for 24,25,30,50 and 60fps (including NTSC 1000/1001 variations). It is great that PD12 introduced 24fps so you can now do frame accurate editing of all major timecodes. If you are interested in some test clip projects more is in this thread - http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/29762.page
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