For long video recordings, my video camera, a Panasonic HDC-TM700, seems to divide it up into individual files of nearly exactly 4Gb per file, presumably with some supplementary information in another file that says how to splice these together. When I play these recordings in Panasonic's own software (HD Writer), it plays is seemlessly. However, when I import these into PP CS5.5, it sees the individual 4Gb fragments. If I import each of these and put them together on the timeline, I get brief, but very annoying gaps in both the video and audio tracks.
Is there someway to splice these fragments together seemlessly in PP, e.g. by incorporating the supplementary information that HD writer uses in playing these as one continuous file?
Thanks. Panasonic's HD Writer transfers a folder of video files in a somewhat different format that what's on the card. Are you suggesting transferring the AVCHD folder from the card, along with all it's contents? (BTW this problem hasn't come up before, because my clips were shorter and less than 4 gigs).
Panasonic's HD Writer transfers a folder of video files in a somewhat different format that what's on the card
Then it's probably best not to use that software. Just use Windows Explorer or Finder to do the copying.