Audio & video software forum: Why my PC cant handle AVCHD and my Camcorder & A57 Can?

by: Michael_Nind November 8, 2012 2:43 PM PST

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Why my PC cant handle AVCHD and my Camcorder & A57 Can?

by Michael_Nind - 11/8/12 2:43 PM

Hi All,

I am new here and are after some help...

I have a E8400 Dual Core, W8 64 bit, 4 gig ram & 4000 series ATI Rad Graphics Card and a Canon HF 300 and Sony A57, both these cams video AVCHD format which my PC struggles to not only edit but to play smoothly. I have read many people advise people in these situations that a quad core PC is required with at least 8 gig of ram and a fast graphics card....
What I don't understand is that when I hook up either one of my cams to a mini hdmi to a HDTV the video playback is always super smooth and perfect, how is it these cameras have better playback internals than a pretty decent PC? Whats inside them that can make playback perfect but a PC which should have to my understanding a much more powerful processor and graphics card?

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