Originally Posted by MOBILITYTODAY
Ughhhhh... Also the 2GB file limit is being addressed by Pixela BUT it looks like its a software fix and not a camera fix!!
I have spoken directly with Pixela regarding this "problem" and was informed the software can correctly reassemble multiple files comprising one contiguous clip up to one hour in length. After that point, apparently the software gives up leading to dropped video frames and dropped audio samples at each successive splice point if it's anything like the 2GB problem with the HG10. Of course, it would be easy for a new owner to verify.
Canon has chosen not to take responsibility with either the HG10 or the HF10/100, instead, placing responsibility on the software vendors. At least with the HG10, the copy /b command works. But you must know which .mts files belong to the original contiguous clip. Not sure about using that command with the HF10/100 since it seems reasonable that the cam must tag some type of metadata onto the broken clip files in order for the Pixela software to recognize which files belong to the original long, contiguous clip and which ones don't (unless it embeds that info in the date/time stamp of each broken file - suppose that would do it).
Clearly, Canon's implementation of AVCHD is flawed compared to Sony's or maybe Panny's (don't know since no Panny owner has ever confirmed how a Panny AVCHD cam handles 2GB file limits and reassembly). One of the primary advantages of AVCHD over HDV is the elimination of the tape time limit. That simply is not materializing with these Canon consumer AVCHD cam's and they have thusfar washed their hands of any responsibility. I personally went around and around with their support staff for three months on this issue and in the end was told to find different software.
Piss on Canon - I would never recommend their AVCHD cam's at this point.