I set my AVCHD camcorder to record stereo audio.
When I drop a scene onto the timeline, 3 audio tracks appear.
The top audio track is stereo and enabled.
In this respect it is like when I drop a clip from my DV AVI camcorder.
However there are 2 more tracks. I thought they may be Left & Right, but they are both stereo.
Are they the other 5.1 tracks, even though I only select stereo on the camcorder?
The camcorder is a Panasonic TM900.
When you create a new sequence you can set the tyepe and number of tracks and the master track to your liking. If you accept the defaults, you have three stereo tracks and a stereo master track.
I thought that the number of tracks in the preset meant the number of available tracks appearing on the timeline.
I set the number to 1 - because I had recorded stereo - one (plus master) appeared.
But when I dropped an AVCHD clip, three stereo tracks appeared. If i drop an AVI clip, only one appears.
Does an AVCHD always contain 6 tracks? ie, set up for 5.1 irrespective of whether you select stereo on the camcorder?