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I don't think the hard drive camcorders have the same ability as tape in that they don't have timecode to tell when you start and stop the recording. I believe that all scenes are split by content, not by timecode, so it is a function of the editing software. Splitting by scene can get mixed results depending on how drastic the scene change is or not.
All scenes are different files, filename is timestamp (yyyymmddhhmmss.mts)
Just put them on hard disk (USB)and import them in PRE7
If you have super Quad or so with XP, you will be able to process them.
What is the workflow like for the newer AVCHD format hard drive and memory stick camcorders? Do you use the USB port to just pull files directly off the camcorders memory, then import these into premiere elements?
>> After connecting the camcorder to your system, you can either
1. Copy the files locally and then import them into Premiere Elements.
2. Directly use Media Downloader and import files. A copy of file will be saved in the default location.
Does the camera make a separate file for each "scene" each time you turn on/off the record button that is?
>Scene Detect is available however this feature does not exist for AVCHD camcorders. For DV camcorders, one can certainly use this feature.