Originally Posted by henrysunset
...but the awkward folder structure and file naming forced on me by the AVCHD standard leaves me less than satisfied.
LOL, I am a bit puzzled by your strong reaction to the folder structure. Various folder structures have been in place for most media format - DVDs, digital camera's flash memory... and naturally including Blu-Rays, HD-DVDs and AVCHDs. So not sure why AVCHD has been singled out.
The folder structure makes it very handy for play back - just insert your memory card into PS3, and it is instantly recognized and played back, complete with chapter points for clip forward and backward playback. Or you burn the whole folder structure on a DVD and it would be instantly recognized as a AVCHD.
You just need a few clicks to navigate around the folders, or you can write a simple batch file to copy and rename the files automatically (faster and simpler than using Pixela). And to be honest, the file names are much less cryptic than DVD's. So no, it does not bother me at all.
Originally Posted by s2silber
and how to you get to that directory? Also, will it still play in HD resolution?
What software are you using?
You should be able to navigate through the directories (mentioned in my last post) in the file open dialog. It should play in HD, but you need a pretty powerful computer to play it smoothly. Otherwise, the video would stutter.