Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quick Look at Adobe Premier Elements 9 Video File Formats

The video file format situation is a howler. In the trenches people are paying money for crap or spammy video converters when the money might be better spent actually purchasing current video editing software or upgrading to the next level.

Those of us that have camcorders that record in .mod, .tod, mt2 and mts video file formats are going nuts with importing and editing. So if you are considering buying a camcorder that records in the above mentioned formats your might want to take a look at Adobe Premier Elements 9 (APE9).

Premier Elements 9
Some of the import video formats are:
  • GPP (.3gp, .3g2)
  • Audio Video Interleave (.avi)
  • AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)
  • H.264 (.mp4, .m4v)
  • H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4, .m4v)
  • MOD (.mod)
  • MPEG-2 (.m2v, .mp2, .mpg)
  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream (.m2t)
  • QuickTime (.mov)
  • TOD (.tod)
  • Video Object (DVD video) (.vob)
  • Windows Media (.wmv) - Windows only
  • Windows Media Advanced Systems Format (.asf) - Windows only
I am not necessarily recommending APE9 or not. Video editing software is about usability. For some folks they don't like the interface or it is too complicated. For others a particular vendor's software is the bee's knees.

I tried this software years ago and it just wasn't my thing. It wasn't a comfortable interface. I might have to take a second look; software does improve and evolve so maybe this is what I'm looking for. Or not.

I know that other camcorder users are getting frustrated with the situation. It is getting better. There has been a bunch of upgrades by the various software vendors so the solution might be a click away.

This is just another option.

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