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How can I convert .MTS file (AVCHD) to .mp4 by ffmpeg without re-encoding H264 video stream?

Note: I posted same question to stackoverflow a short time before, when I have not found this comunity yet. I repost this since the question is more suitable to this community. 1. What I tried I ...
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How to convert an MTS file without loosing quality?

I have shot some videos on a Panasonic v720 camcorder. The videos are huge. I used the internal feature of the camcorder to convert to MP4 and the quality was reduced very much. What is the best ...
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Premiere Pro doesn't play AC3 audio stream from .MTS file

I have video clips from two cameras. They were recorded in AVCHD, which I've imported as .MTS in Adobe Premiere Pro. The clips taken from one camera works fine. The others don't play audio. I've ...
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open-source or free AVCHD conversion to image sequence

I am looking for a good and free option to convert AVCHD (Full-HD from a Panasonic Lumix GH1) to image sequences. I am currently using Blender but it is cumbersome in that it only allows me to convert ...
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Archiving AVCHD from camera for later processing

What is the recommended way to copy AVCHD data from SD card to a hard drive for later processing? My video camera would be going on an extended trip and the post-processing will be done after the ...
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1080p60 recording has very strong compression artifacts, default Neat Video not reducing them much

In attempting to record in the highest quality on a JVC GC-PX100 camcorder, I've been recording 1080p video. Unfortunately, viewing the video upon edit shows very strong compression artifacts, which ...
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How to batch process hundreds of videos?

I have hundreds of videos in storage I need to distribute online. I'd like to do the following for each clip: Add a pre-roll video Process the audio (audio leveling, generic hiss/noise reduction ...
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Video with inconsistent exposed / rendered image sizes

I have an interlaced video with MTS file format, which was captured using a HD camera. When I play it using VLC, it is displayed at resolution 1920x1080 and if I take a snapshot with VLC, the saved ...
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Tool to transcode Canon PF24 MTS files to native 24p?

Many Canon AVCHD camcorders record 24fps in a format they call PF24, which essentially disguises the 24 fps in a 60i stream by applying 3:2 pulldown. Unfortunately they do this so well that to my ...
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Davinci Resolve 12 (Editing)

So, Im starting a project in Davinci Resolve 12 (DR12) but I am used to using FCPX and they way I can change the Field Dominance for the clips as I use a Canon C100 which records in 25p (50i) AVCHD, ...
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What is the size of 1 minute video at 1920 x 1080 (60 fps)?

I would like to know what is the size in MB for 1 minute video captured in the following format: 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) AVCHD and 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) MPEG-4 with peak data rate of 24Mbit/sec How ...
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Playing back 1080p and 720p videos (same bitrate) on a 720p display

Suppose a high quality, uncompressed video is re-encoded twice, with almost identical encoding settings at a relatively low bitrate of 4mbps, but at different resolutions, first at 1080p, and then at ...
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What can be done with .CPI or .clpi files?

In BDAV's M2TS there are .clpi files, in AVCHD the same files are labeled as .CPI. As i understand, some sort of metadata is written into these files. The question is twofold: What metadata exists ...
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Why does iMovie convert a 1.8GB .MTS (AVCHD) file into a 2.2 GB .mov file by reducing resolution?

I am just importing some AVCHD (.MTS) files into iMovie and even if Import them as 960x540 (original is 1920x1080) it uses more space than the original. If I import it at full size, the .mov file is ...
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Transcoding AVCHD To Something That Isn't Choppy In Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

I'm recording with a Sony camera that records with the AVCHD codec. Unfortunately, as others have also observed, this format is choppy when trying to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. What is the best ...
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Convert MTS AVCHD files into a more sharable format, such as mp4

I was using a Sony Alpha series camera which created avchd files, which are videos, and the file format is .mts I am wondering programs are people using to convert these without compromising on ...
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What is a non-encoding lossless h.264 AVC editor? (other than avidemux which is buggy)

This is actually in reference to mp4 h264 avc shadowplay videos; I've tried avidemux but its buggy, and alternatively I like shotcut's interface but it doesn't have the specialized h264 in/out ...
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How to prepare AVCHD on a PC for Mac use later?

I recently began a job in IT and part of my role involves recording at some company events. However, it isn't my role to edit the videos themselves. These files need to be handed off to a Mac user who ...
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Premier Pro CS5 makes AVCHD footage jagged and bad

I'm shooting on an FS700RH, the quality is fantastic when I preview it after putting it on my computer, but when I import it into Premiere, the quality just drops every time. I've tried multiple ...
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Converting MTS for best use in After Effects?

I have a client who gave me nothing but MTS files to use in After Effects. Basically it's HD slow motion photography, shot sideways, against a greenscreen, and all he wants to do is put one 1920 x ...
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Is it possible to convert a AVCHD video stored in a MTS file loss-less without recoding into a Blue-Ray video disk?

And if so which application is able to do that? I do not need menus. Right now I copy the MTS files directly to a BD data disk, which can be played by a PS3. But I would prefer a standard BD video ...
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Identifying source of audio drift between camcorder and recording PC

I'm recording our church's sermons using a standard consumer-grade camcorder (Handycam HDR-CX380). Depending on mixer circumstances (our church moves around a lot), I'll either run a line from our ...
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Canon Vixia HF R600 - MP4 vs AVCHD

I just bought a Canon Vixia HF R600. It's giving me the option to save files as AVCHD or MP4. I will be importing them to my PC and editing them in Adobe Premiere CC. I'd heard that AVCHD has a ...
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proper way to undo AVCHD mess?

Most of my video editing programs simply take the stream (.MTS) files from my camera's AVCHD videos. I can confirm the imported video/audio are exactly the same if the program has access to the whole ...
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recovering multi stream AVCHD

I just recorded a few hours of video with a panasonic GH2 using the stock firmware. It recorded into several MTS files, of around 4Gb each. For a total of 21 files. The video cannot be played on the ...