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by marcus-keeler » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:11 pm

I'm going crazy.
I experimented with solid state camcorders a couple of years ago but they were too primitaive in terms of image quality and also in the implimentation of MPG4 or whichever codec the manufacturer chose.

After some time away from the scene (using tape) I pulled the trigger on the HDR-CX7 unit as I'd heard good reviews.

Unfortunately I see little has changed in my time away from tapeless camcorders   

HD mode - My PC can't edit the data, it's too slow. OK, I'll use my Apple. I had to buy a third party utility to recrunch the MTS files into useable format.   Well ok, at least i can use the files now even though I have to wait an inordinate amount of time for them to recode.

SD mode & Slow motion - My PC can play the files in media viewer, but Movie maker (on three machines) goes into a CPU meltdown loop. CPU goes to 97% and nothing happens following video import.  Nice touch.
My Apple opens the file but there's no sound. Equally nice touch.

Of course, Sony would have us believe it's normal DIVX but how come all other DIVX file runs and edit beautifully of both my PC's and Macs.

Why don't I use the Sony utility>  because I don't want to. i want a camera to give me a file i can edit in any other package of my choice. if they weren't so tight fisted and paid for a decent encoder that we all have access to, this wouldn't happen.

How on earth do you serious video editors handle the files?  I say serious, i don't mean disrespect to those who merely play back the video onto a tv, i mean the Offline editing guys.

Hopefully someone out there can save this camcorder from the crusher.
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