This question is mostly for NormanPCN but anybody's welcome to chip in of course. I've been searching forever for a format to convert to from MTS , which edits very smoothly in Vegas but is unworkable in HF (crashes HF at almost every move I make).
The best format I came upon yet that works well and is very smooth is DNxHD. However, the only setting that gives me the same quality as the original file is 185 bitrate, and the converted files are huge. Is there any other smaler format that results in smaller files and yet edits great in HF?
Norman, you said in some other post: "This is in part why I figured out AVC encode settings that edit very well, even in Hitfilm. .
What exactly do you mean by that, and how can I transcode to that from MTS (either directly from Vegas 13 or from some other converter)?