When I got my sony hdr-XR550, I use the sony PMB to transfer camcorder files to computer. But when I bought the sony VG10, NEX5, and Panny TM700. I decided to use LuxZg advice(see below). Now I can play video taken from my sony VG10 and play it on XR550 camcorder. If you use Panny's HD writer or Sony PMB to tranfer files to computer. I am not sure, but I think once you converted the files to computer It cannot be transfered back to Camcorder.
I use the sony PMB software to play all videos (TM700, NEX5, VG10, XR550). Note: I shot all my TM700 video in HX mode. Don't know if HA mode plays on PMB.
from LuxZg's post....(see link below)
Ok, not directly related to your post, but it reminded me..
ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT COPY TO SD CARD THAN IN CARD READER TO PC etc, just to "preserve the files".. you're really complicating your own lives in the fear of the great unknown.
I've read people recording to built in memory, than copying to SD card, than going to card reader, than copying to PC so no files are missing, than just to make sure copying from TM700 using HD Writer once more, etc etc.
Here is what is way faster and easier:
- plug TM700 with it's own USB cable
- open newly connected external drive which represents cam's internal memory
- select all folders (should be just "AVCHD" and "DCIM")
- open any folder on your folder where you want to store those videos
That's it! I can make it shorter. Connect your cam to USB and than drag and drop all folders to your hard drive. Presto!
Questions and answers area:
Q) Oh my God! You'll never be able to play back those files from camera again!!
A) Yes I will. Put SD card to your computer (card reader etc), create folder called "PRIVATE", copy/paste those two folders (AVCHD and DCIM) with all files inside it. Put SD card to your camcorder, and play back
Q) But you'll never be able to use HD Writer with those files!
A) Yes, I will. Do same thing as for playback, connect camera to USB, and turn on HD Writer. It will see all files.
Q) But I'm certain you'll never be able to edit those files in HD Writer EVER EVER EVER AGAIN!
A) Yes I will. Do same as in previous step, select files, and edit.
Q) OK, maybe you got me there.. but if you just copy those two folders you won't be able to playback those files on PC, AHA! :P
A) Yes I will. Just open folder AVCHD, than BDMV, than STREAM, and play any of those files. I know your next question... Doesn't matter if they are MTS and not M2TS, that's same thing basically.
Q) Maybe it will play, but are you telling me I can edit those as well? No way! My Final Cut Pro won't accept those!
A) You're right. Final Cut Pro won't. But it won't accept M2TS files from TM700 either (if shot as 60p video). All other editors will accept MTS files. Powerpoint will accept MTS files (on Windows 7). Movie Maker will accept those files as well (on Windows 7). Relax.. And dual boot with Windows if you're on Mac if you don't how to do it otherwise, at least until new FCP is out.
Q) But... but...
A) Don't even bother. I've tested, and you can always return any of those files/folders to your camcorder, copy back to internal memory or keep on SD card, and once you're there, you can always just pretend they never left the camcorder.
Q) Will this save my time, and disk space?
A) It will save your time, that's certain. If you used to keep both copy that you made directly copying from SD card and one where you used HD Writer to do it, yes, you'll save 50% of your hard drive space.
So there.. I hope this puts your hearts to ease. You can test it yourselves, be my guest. If at least 2-3 people confirm this, perhaps 100 others will stop wasting their time, so please, try it and report if it worked.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...248284&page=24