Does that camera allow you to copy individual mts files to your hard drive, or do you have to copy the entire folder structure so the "metadata" is also copied?
I just copied the mts files. This is the first time I am using this camera. There video is one lecture which ended up as three as 1.97 GB mts files. On the PC it imports each file separately on the MAC it combines the three files into one file (using PC beacuse it is much faster).
>it imports - it combines
What is "it" ???
Sorry not too clear - the process of importing the files in Premiere. Actually after searching and trial and error it seems the only way to get the clips into Premiere as one file is with the software that came with the camera which is for PC only. It is not needed on the mac.
THanks for your replies. It seems I must use Sony's software which will
combine the three clips into one.
With many cameras, especially some of the newer ones, the user must use the included software to "prepare" the file for Import. The "why" will likely differ by camera make/model.
My experience so far (individual files/times have not been large) is that the MTS files from my Canon Vixia HFS100 are "individually complete" in that I just use WinExplorer to copy the files to my hard drive and everything is there for editing, so I have not had to even look at any Canon software
Good that you figured out what needed to be done for your computer