I'm sure this has been covered in this million mile long thread, but i'm not seeing any great solutions.
What process are you guys using to archive your old footage, particularly with Apple FCP, or iMovie?
Copying the contents of the entire camera into 1 folder doesn't seem like a great solution. I currently have around 40 gigs of .mts files, which is a bout 5 months of footage for me.
If i copy all of that in one folder, i don't see how to efficiently go back and arrange it into events or dates, or some structure that makes sense.
Not only that, for the other 6 months prior, i was just copying the .mts files from the camera, organizing them in folders as needed, and using voltaic to convert when i need to edit something.
Now that i'm using Final Cut Pro, which has faster and better log and transfer conversions, voltaic is even more of a pain.
I've seen that Toast 10 will create a disk image of the avchd files, but i was hoping to avoid dropping another $80 just to be able to organize my clips so that i can easily access them in the future.
Anybody using FCP figured out a good work flow for this?
Ideally, i would love to create my own folders on my mac, stick the .mts files that were part of that day of shooting and be able to access them later via fcp.