I'm wanting to convert AVCHD to a better but not necessarily uncompressed format for Sony Vegas.
Right now, I'm converting it to m2t (HDV) with Vegas and converting to mp4 with Handbrake but was wondering if there's a way to convert without re-encoding.
I guess if it's compressed, it has to be re-encoded.
Never-the-less, I'm wondering what others are doing to remedy the pitfalls of editing AVCHD aside from buying a new box.
Thanks for any insight

Running XPPro SP3
2GB ram