Asked • 03/19/19

Canon C100 mk1 AVCHD vs MP4?

I recently bought a Canon C100 mk1 after lots of comparing, specs etc.Now I have a question which I cannot really find a final answer for on the interweb.The Canon C100 can record in either AVCHD or MP4. Which one is better to use? AVCHD is a single wrapped file with all the clips inMP4 is just all the clips (Currently like my Canon 7D)Most people seem to use the AVCHD, but I have seen screenshots or images of the cameras that are set to MP4, and I am unable to find a reason why people choose one over the other.I shot a wedding in AVCHD and edited it with FCPX (not the most recent version), and I have done all the options of trans-coding, changing the 50i to progressive, etc. that others have recommended online, but some of my shots are still giving me interlacing. Would shooting in MP4 eliminate these issues? *When I shoot on my Canon 7D, it is not there - only a bit of jello.*The most I can find is a comparison between AVCHD and MP4 for quality (to which I cannot see much difference) or a comparison between the mk1 and the mk2 which is not really answering my question. I have a wedding coming up next weekend and would like to shoot with the best option. I don't think I'm going to have enough spare time to do a test using both codecs.

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Timothy B. answered • 12/19/20

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