AVCHD File Conversion Utility v3.10 Now Available

  • AVCHD File Conversion Utility v3.10 Now Available

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    AVCHD File Conversion Utility v3.10 Now Available

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    Our popular AVCHD conversion utility has been updated and is now available as a free download from http://desktop.grassvalley.com

    This utility allows you to convert AVCHD MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) content to Canopus HQ AVI, [lexicon='HDV'][/lexicon] and MPEG-2 program stream files. Simply install the application, and then drag and drop AVCHD .M2TS and .MTS files onto the utility's desktop shortcut, or right-click the file and choose the appropriate option.

    The converter can be configured to use multiple CPU cores for encoding a single file in a queue, or parallel encoding of mutliple files in a queue with individual CPU cores.

    Note: This software requires that EDIUS v3.0 or higher, or EDIUS Neo v1.0 or higher, be installed on the same system.

    Features added in this release:
    Improved conversion speed on multiple core systems, when multiple cores are assigned to one conversion job
    Loading of source footage directly from AVCHD cameras or recorded media
    Support for conversion to MPEG files with MPEG Layer 2 audio (to load onto MEDIAEDGE-LEB4 devices)
    If one converter job works for conversion to HQ AVI, up to two FIRECODER Blu cards can be used for one conversion
    The default destination will be changed according to your operating system (e.g. Windows Vista: 'Videos' folder, Windows XP: 'My Videos' folder)
    Improved drop mode performance in the AVCHD previewer (drop audio is decreased)

    Fixed in this release:

    If source files are saved to different folders but have the same name, then they are dragged with 'Inherit folder structure' option (conversion fails by clicking the [No] button in the overwrite notification box)
    If a source file is being converted, it cannot be selected to convert to other format
    If a source file that contains an illegal frame is converted to [lexicon='HDV'][/lexicon] with FIRECODER Blu, timecode or rec date cannot be inherited
    If a source file has monoural audio, conversion to MPEG-2 program stream stops unexpectedly
    If a source file has monoural audio, conversion to [lexicon='HDV'][/lexicon] fails
    If a source file has Dolby AC-3 monoural audio, the previewer outputs the audio to the left channel only
    If both SD (or smaller) resolutions, and over 60p/50p frame rates are set as parameters for conversion to MPEG-2 program stream, and multiple cores are assigned to one conversion job, conversion fails
    If the converter is closed via the Windows Task Manager during conversion, a system-wide failure occurs
    When the source and exported file extensions are the same, the converter will not export a file, even if the destination folder is different than the source folder
    If multiple cores are assigned to one conversion job, or the previewer is run on a 64-bit Windows system with more than 4GB of memory, conversion or preview stops unexpectedly The previewer or converter handles specific AVCHD files (30p over 60i, 30p over 60p, 25p over 50i, or 25p over 50p) incorrectly
    If a 24p AVCHD file is converted to [lexicon='HDV'][/lexicon] 1440x1080i, an application error occurs (an error message warning dialog now appears, because this type of conversion is not supported)
    If a source duration is a few seconds (such as menu file), preview or conversion fails
    If the source footage has no time code and it is converted to [lexicon='HDV'][/lexicon], the converted file incorrectly has 00:00:01;00 as the start time code
    If the source has no binary group and is converted to [lexicon='HDV'][/lexicon] 720x480/576p or [lexicon='HDV'][/lexicon] 1280x720p, the converted file has a 0xfeffffff code
    If either the audio track or video track is shorter than the other, and it is converted to Canopus HQ AVI or previewed, conversion or preview will only adhere to the duration of shorter track
    If the source has multiple dots in the file name and the converted file is registered to the EDIUS Bin window, the clip is displayed with a truncated name


    Mehr informationen zum Gebrauch:
    click hier (für engl.) 'How To' Anleitung (PDF).
    Click hier zum lesen der (engl.) ReadMee von dieser Version
  • Betreffend des "fett" hervorghobenen Punktes der "fixed" Liste

    Läuft jetzt auf Vista x64 Softwaremäßig schneller, als es der FCB mit seiner HW kann ....
    allerdings ist es ein i7 System ... alle Cores voll ausgenützt .... keine andere Arbeit zu diesem Zeitpunkt IMHO ratsam
    (wenns der FCB mit seiner HW macht, ist ja ein weiterarbeiten möglich)

    Fixed in this release:
    If multiple cores are assigned to one conversion job, or the previewer is run on a 64-bit Windows system with more than 4GB of memory,
    conversion or preview stops unexpectedly
    The previewer or converter handles specific AVCHD files (30p over 60i, 30p over 60p, 25p over 50i, or 25p over 50p) incorrectly




    Erste Rückmeldung dazu:

    Dry Biscuit ....Today, 06:45 PM





    Originally Posted by: yuran
    Once you run AVCHD converter 3.0 under Vista X64 , it seems halt at 1% ( for a long time ).

    This has now been fixed in the latest version (v3.10) which was released 10 days ago.

    Happy to report it now plays nicely with Vista x64 without any arguments
    and will convert faster than utilising the FCB to convert multiple files
    (well it does on my i7 system).... with all cores maxed out !!

    I'm a happy bunny........