HD video authoring software multiAVCHD has been designed to author AVCHD, Blu-Ray, HD DVD or SD-Video, to transfer DVD backups without re-encoding to Blu-Ray or AVCHD format, to watch Blu-Ray disk backups without re-encoding on their Playstation 3 or to create a 1080p menu for up to 252 different files of various formats including MPEG2, Quicktime MOV, MKV/AVC, AVI/AVC, M2TS/MTS, TS, TRP, M2V, VC1, 264, MP4, MPLS, IFO, etc.) or AVCHD / Blu-ray / DVD / VIDEO_TS folders.
Output can be created for various devices including Blu-Ray players with Secure Digital High Capacity support (SD/SDHC cards), Blu-Ray players compatible with the AVCHD format written on DVD-R media or BD-R discs, USB / MS (MemoryStick) / SD / SDHC equipped Blu-ray disc players (like the Sony Playstation 3, HD DVD players that support DVD-R (3xDVD). It is furthermore possible to output directly into BDMV format.
Phew, now that the technicalities are over, lets take a look at how the program actually works. Below is a screenshot of the main program window after you have added video files to it.
This screen highlights the destination options and playback device types that the application supports.
You click on add video files to add media files to the application. If you prefer drag and drop, that is supported as well. If you have folders, e.g. a Video_TS folder, use the folders button to add its contents to the application.
You can go through all tabs displayed, e.g. the subtitle and audio tab, or the menu tab, and make modifications here, or just click on start after you have entered the destination path.
This opens the output types supported by the application. Select the appropriate one and follow the instructions from then on.
One interesting usage example for multiAVCHD is the following: Creating a menu for up to 252 video files (e.g. tv shows, YouTube clips), putting them all on a USB drive to watch these videos on the Sony Playstation 3.
If the Flash drive is large enough, you can create a menu for your media collection that the Playstation 3 can display.
A good start to get acquainted with the program is the excellent tutorial that is available at the developer's website. The developer's website itself is linking to Rapidshare for program downloads. A superior option is to visit download portals like Softpedia to download the HD video authoring software from there.
Update: The program is still working fine on the latest versions of the Windows operating system. while it has not been updated since 2010, it is still working properly.
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