>longer clips get replicated
As far as I know, camera makers have their file saves set to a 4 Gig max, so if you film a "long" shot that would create a clip over 4 Gig it is actually broken and saved in pieces
I have actually never recorded a single long shot with my Canon Vixia, so I don't know what my camera does with a clip that "would" be over the 4 Gig limit
Is it possible that what you are seeing as duplicates is really the camera's way of breaking >4 Gig clips into pieces no larger than 4 Gig?
I import the folder marked "private"
How? Try using Media Browser to search through and import these clips, not the regular import process.
Thanks both for writing in.
Media browser worked flawlessly. Thanks Jim.