I have just discovered Kdenlive, after a search for an editing program that will run on linux and recognize the AVCHD files generated by my new 3D camera. It looks like an excellent piece of software!
I have successfully managed to import the files, generate proxies for editing, and do some basic editing on the timeline. The support for proxies is extremely helpful, and has made editing these files feasible on my 6 year old Dell laptop!
However, the input files are 3D AVCHD files, and while they are viewable and editable on my 2D screen, when I render, I want the resultant output to be a 3D AVCHD file that I can play back on a 3D TV. When I attempt to render I am presented with a list of output formats/codecs, and AVCHD is not among them. In particular, what I would like is some kind of "sames as input" type of option so that no transcoding occurs at all, so that hopefully the 3D (left and right streams) are retained during the rendering process.
Is this possible with kdenlive ? If so, how can I make that happen ? Is there a limitation in kdenlive's ability to recognize and process the stereoscopic streams ?