Rendering to HDV is necessary, because all GOP's need to be recalculated, just an inherent disadvantage of GOP formats.
When outputting to tape, the camera records one single clip, because that is what you export. And the timecode is there, check in your camera. However scene detect does not work on a single clip, because there is only one scene available.
Interesting. So how do I export a sequence where it looks like a
single grouping of clips like it does when I record to tape from my camera. The reason this is critical is I read my
entire full size tapes with HDVsplit, then made these into one large project. To have a piece of the tape not be able to be read
correctly with HDVsplit totally messes up my process. Now, I have exported to tape in the past and not had this issue.
But, I might have used cineforms product rather than adobes.
When you record back to tape it has always been one file even with dv.
Scene detection only works with a tape that has scene breaks in the the Time/Date stamp which has been induced by stopping and starting the camera while recording.
So, there is no way to make this work with current s/w. As I said, I have made this work in the past,
but it must have been when cineform worked with tape output, which they no longer do.
I tried to dump to a tape, then copy the tape to another, but no luck.
For me this is a big deal, so anything else I can try to kludge this?