I am speaking from conjecture and principle - not experience: I have not tried editing AVCHD natively in Premiere and then exporting it as AVCHD.
If your edit is simple and does not require any complex effects, colour grading or multi-layering, then in principle the AVCHD>AVCHD workflow is great.
But normally at least one of those post-production effects will be required at some stage of the edit. Then the computationally complex effects required in AVCHD will likely be far more problematic than working with a non-GOP codec where each frame already exists.
Let us know how the completed and exported AVCHD edit within Premiere works for you and what effects, transitions & colour grading you performed.
Now I got it, I was comfused with my english.
Well I have a straightforward answer: I would not
do serious editing in AVCHD. Too slow.
It consumes a lot of power and if you are in star wars special effects you need the Pentagone computers.
I'd use the transcoder to DVC pro or uncompressed AVI.
also, in long recordings, (like an interview for ex) this format splits the clips but the audio has a blank
...very nice...so you have to use a merger software wich obliges you another step on the yet veryyyy long list.
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I prefer to invest in storage than to have to deal with this AVCHD.
I'd shoot in motion jpegs in 720 for short sequences.
The Edius latest version supports avchd editing and I'll get that version. If Edius follows the same philosophy, it should be a less cpu consumer than Premiere so maybe the AVCHD edition in Edius will be more fluid. I'll comment on that when I got my Edius 6. It also supports Grass Valley Infinity REV PRO, SONY XDCAM, and Panasonic P2 also.http://www.grassvalley.com/downloads/servers/revpro_20080430.html