A friend of mine is having trouble with files and asked me to ask for advice on here... this is the problem "k... so I was shooting on a Panasonic HVCCAM and as I was shooting continuously all day, when ever I had the time I'd transfer the files onto my mac book pro. This is the first time I've used this camera properly and I think I've done something terribly wrong. I went like this.... Untitled(SD card reader) > PRIVATE folder > AVCHD folder > BDMV folder > Stream folder... and then copied the clips ONLY from this folder onto one on my desktop. There are two other folders within the "BDMV folder" - CLIPINF and PLAYLIST. Although I deleted the contents of the Stream folder after copying, there still remains files (around 33kb) in these other two... I now understand that I must log and transfer directly from the SD card to take the files in there entirety, I fear I have damaged the source data beyond repair of any legible quality... This is such a horrible thing to have happened!!.. and its all down to my lack of experience. I am honestly at my wits end as this is my first big job and the files at hand are the ENTIRE footage of a documentary/ short film Really, any help would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot, Ricky." He needs to basically convert the files from .mts to something Final Cut Pro will recognise such as .avi Does anyone know how to do this without effecting quality. Thanks.