[Kdenlive-devel] Editing AVCHD h264/AC3 files in kdenlive

sean darcy seandarcy2 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 20:14:27 UTC 2009

Dan Dennedy wrote:
> 2009/4/17 Andre Madeira <amadeirabus at gmail.com>:
>> Hello kdenlive-devel!
>> My goal is to edit AVCHD (h264/AC3) files in kdenlive. The videos are
> It is not yet ready.
>> generated from my Panasonic HDC-SD1 camcorder and are all interlaced or
>> 1080i. For what is worth, I can play these files properly on my linux box
> Playing sequentially is one thing, seeking is another, and editing
> requires seeking. In ffplay, try clicking around on the window. The X
> axis determines the seek percentage. It is not clean. This was being
> addressed a couple of months ago, and great progress was made;
> however, the effort has stalled.

So if we want to edit AVCHD, we need to convert them first? What should 
we convert them to ( .avi?)? And how?

googling found this script:

xporthdmv -hn $file 1 1 1 && mv bits0001.mpa $audiofile
ldecod -i bits0001.mpv -o $videofifo &
ffmpeg -r 29.97 -s 1440x1080 -i $videofifo -i $audiofile -vcodec mpeg4 
-sameq -acodec copy -aspect 16:9 -b 15000k outfile

which uses xport from http://www.w6rz.net/ and ldecod from 
http://iphome.hhi.de/suehring/tml/download/ .

xporthdmv demultiplexes the .ts file, then ldecod decodes video to YUV ( 

Is this how it's done? Can kdenlive now edit the resulting file?

sean (a potential new owner of an avchd camcorder)

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