Originally Posted by Videomaker1968
PMB gets the file from your Sony camcorder
I have a Sony avchd cam and I have never ONCE used the supplied PMB. I don't even have it installed.
Your sony cam is seen as a 'removable drive' by windows and therefore you may treat is as ANY other hard drive with folders. In windows you can move a file from one folder to another... or from one drive to another just by dragging and dropping it. Your Sony cam is NO
different. It works the EXACT
same way. Just open the stream folder on your cam and move the files from the sony cam to your computer
The only difference to the process is that when you drag the file manually you get the EXACT
file (a MTS file). When you use PMB it places it into a M2TS container. This is really kind of an unnecessary step these days however since all editors that do native avchd these days will accept both MTS files directly from the cam.... or the converted M2TS files.
Sooo... once again you do not need PMB to transfer your files.