Are you keeping the entire AVCHD folder structure, e.g. PRIVATE, intact? That's necessary to maintain the spanning metadata. When you do this, you won't get individual clips for each file, but one clip that spans all the files.
Thanks for the info. You know I beleive that simply copied the MTF files and nothing else. But now that you mention it, I checked a recent job and I began to copy the entire AVCHD folder from the HG-DUO card. The direectory structure is AVCHD, then BDMV, then CLPINF, PLAYLIST STREAM. There are also two files in the BDMV directory called index.bdm and movieobj.bdm.
I have read about "private folders" but not sure what exactly that means since I do not see such folders in my structure.
I beleive I have answered my own question as to the Folder structure. When using HG-DUO cards there is NO Private Folder, only a AVCHD Folder at the root of the card. When using SD Memory, SDHC memory or SDXC memory, you will in fact have a Private\AVCHD directory.
I also beleive that for the project in question I am almost positive that I simply took the MTS files from the card and that would be consistent with your explanation. I am going to try and test this to ensure that it works.
Again, thanks for the assistance.