Originally Posted by Don Landis /forum/post/20849462
No quality difference. A better question would be why does the TD10 store the video in MTS sequentially numbered files internally and not just full 3D m2TS files in the first place? It has to do with the memory system format that limits the file size so that any long recording is truncated into several files that are stitched together in PMB for viewing on your computer. It also extracts the meta data and makes a file name based on the time and date of the clip which may be constructed from several of those MTS files. Using FAT32 the format makes more efficient use of the memory in the camera for both long and short length clips. I also believe there are no royalties on the rights to FAT32. All cameras use this formatting.
Originally Posted by djamesb /forum/post/20851331
So there is no difference in either the mts file or the m2TS file in regard to editing and end product?
What I'm intending to do is take a LOT of footage and just store it on my hard drive for later editing by whichever editing software I end up with. Should I pull the vids off with PMB and have converted to the m2TS format, or should I just copy the original mts files off of the HD10?
Originally Posted by Richard Adams /forum/post/20851398
PMB does not change the quality of the video when importing.
Both PMB and Vegas can edit either MTS or M2TS, though some users report problems with segments greater than 2GB with a low price version of Vegas, when PMB was not used to import the files.
Some users report that importing with PMB is slower than direct copying, when the PMB is run under Win7.
The advantages of using PMB instead of copying files are:
- Segments the TD10 split to 2GB file are automatically correctly joined
- Segments are cataloged by time and date
- Files imported from a "direct from TD10" USB drive backup correlate with files imported from the TD10 in PMB, eliminating duplicates or erroneous deleting.
Originally Posted by fuall /forum/post/20851577
Using PMB, it modifies the date created on the M2TS file to the date it was imported. If you copy directly from the TD10 HD or the SDHC card (if you use external media), it retains the date on the MTS file.
I don't care much for editing right now, but I do want to archive the raw files for later on. Can PMB settings be modified so that it doesn't convert the files to M2TS??