hello everybody, I'm new here
I was reading the review and got pretty convinced to buy one, I would like to make something clear because I'm a bit confused with the video options.
I read that movies recorded with the "motion JPEG" option are easy to edit etc. I tried to download the original file of this movie (http://www.vimeo.com/6554623
) in order to test how adobe premiere handles the file and I got an error message for "unsupported format". The file format is MPEG-4 and it's supposed to be the original file taken from the camera. I got a similar message using the demo version of power director 8.
I haven't tried to import a video shot with the "AVCHD lite" option, I couldn't find one since vimeo does not support it.
So my question now is:
do I always have to convert these movie files into AVI for example in order to edit them using premiere? Or am I missing something here? Because if I need to convert then I would probably go for the canon sx1.
The reason I decided not to go for the sx1 was that I got scared of the cumbersome 1080 H.264 formats since video editing is something I'd like to perform. I tried to convert a couple of sx1 movies (found on vimeo) using that SUPER (c) software suggested in another topic and I got quite good AVI results. But still, I would like to avoid conversions if possible. Any suggestions? thanks in advance