Originally Posted by anhtuan
So I know a priori that my computer rig will not be able to handle editing/viewing the MTS videos produced by this badboy. So until I can upgrade everything, I'm going to use the HF200 to handle all my playback for now.
Whenever my SD card (Sandisk 8GB, class 6) is full, I manually move all MTS videos from the SD card to a network attached storage drive. SD card path: E:\\PRIVATE\\AVCHD\\BDMV\\STREAM\\
Here's my question - now I want to watch the videos again. Copying the MTS file back onto the SD card into the source directory above won't do it. The HF200 will not recognize a video present, thus making it impossible to playback.
Has anybody else tried this? Move a video off the SD card, then move it back on and have the ability to play it on your HF200?
So after some experimenting, the ugly solution is this:
If you move mts files off the SD card using a standard card reader out of the folder E:\\PRIVATE\\AVCHD\\BDMV\\STREAM and then place the SD card back into the camera, you will see question marks for the videos moved off the card.
I believe this is due to not using the software to move these files off camera as this method doesn't update the index.bdm and movieobj.bdm files in E:\\PRIVATE\\AVCHD\\BDMV and thus the camera doesn't know these videos have been removed. I also do not touch the corresponding .CPI files in E:\\PRIVATE\\AVCHD\\BDMV\\CLIPINF.
You can then move .MTS files back into E:\\PRIVATE\\AVCHD\\BDMV\\STREAM and have them playable on the camera so long as you do not touch the index files in E:\\PRIVATE\\AVCHD\\BDMV as mentioned above. This means not deleting the question mark videos using the camera interface.
Ugly because in the end in your playlist on the camera, you will see all the videos you've ever taken as question marks except for those you have yet to move off the SD card. But it works.
Too bad the Pixela software doesn't do what's advertised and provide a clean solution for moving these videos back and forth.
Note that this will not work for videos that you have not taken with the camera since the index will not include said video.
If anyone comes up with a better solution to using their camera as a player for MTS files, I'd love to hear it.