TomFid

Lives in United States MT, United States
Has a website at blog.metasd.com
Joined on Jan 16, 2004

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  • Hmm ... that sounds like trading one evil for another. Lowering the gain isn't going to change the relative magnitude of the signal and mechanical noise from IBIS one bit (assuming that's what it is).
  • Interesting ... I'll try the same. I've discovered that Google Earth is having the same issue, which leads me to suspect the system rather than LR. Lightroom hasn't changed much lately anyway. ...
  • Thanks for the thoughts. I'm trying the clean reinstall as a first option.
  • Ahh ... makes sense. For some reason I've never hit the file size limit, but my GH2 behaves that way. It'll record indefinitely, but it seems to drop one frame at the boundary, so I try to avoid ...
  • Interestingly, the import dialog reports an error, but the import actually succeeds in creating a .mov file. So I'm good to go. Lesson 1: AVCHD is a pain in the rear on many platforms. Lesson 2: ...
  • My GH2 does that, but my EM5ii just stops at 29 minutes and does not continue. It's possible that mine is gray market, but I wouldn't count on it continuing. It's infuriating, because the origin ...
  • This is my leading candidate too. Will experiment ...
  • Good thought. All is well. Unfortunately, the machine is mobo-limited to 8GB, so I'll have to upgrade it soon anyway, but I've been avoiding that as it's such a giant hassle. The puzzling thing is ...
  • In the last month or so, I'm finding that Lightroom performance has dramatically degraded. I used to leave it running for days on end, but lately it seems to get unresponsive after a few hours. ...
  • I think the 29 minute limit will be more constraining than the 4GB limit, so you'll end up with several 2 to 4 gig files no matter what. You'll need an editor to reassemble them.
  • Replied in AVCCAM Restorer
    After trying several transcoding approaches with Handbrake, that route seems hopeless. Either the transcoding takes ages, or iMovie takes ages to import the result. It turns out that Panasonic has ...
  • In my experience, this should be plenty of space & power. Personally, for music with limited motion, I prefer 24fps, 1/50. I'm far from a video pro, so YMMV. Seems reasonable. I'm always wary of ...
  • As I test, I transcoded one of my mts files to mp4 with Handbrake. The transcoding took only a couple minutes (for 5 minutes of video), and iMovie will import the result. However, it's been working ...
  • I think in the future I'll figure out a way to preserve the full AVCHD file structure in Lightroom, for this sort of purpose. Unfortunately, I don't think I can retrace these steps, because I only ...
  • I tried that on my Mac, by recreating the PRIVATE/AVCHD/BDMV/STREAM folder hierarchy on an SD card. It didn't work. I think there must be some arcane stuff in the AVCHD structure, in addition to ...
  • Thanks - I'll take a look at clipwrap. Lightroom can definitely handle 1080p AVCHD mts files, at least on Win. Lightworks (the video editor) can also handle them. Both are fine with bare .mts files.
  • Created question thread Import AVCHD .mts files ?
    I sent a friend some raw AVCHD footage from a concert (1080p 24 from a GH2). I just sent the raw .mts files, which is all I need to edit them on my end. However, it seems that iMovie & Quicktime ...
  • I wasn't aware. This looks great - posts like this are why I love this forum. Thanks!
  • Exposure adjusts, so it won't get any darker. The white balance may go completely wild though. The result depends on the type of filter in use. Interestingly, the auto WB on my GH2 seems to have a ...
  • IR isn't for everyone, so there are cameras around from people who bounced off. If you're patient, you can pick up good conversions on Ebay - that's where I got my GH2, in mint condition for not ...
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