May have solved AVCHD import in Lightroom?

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Okay. This is wierd as hell, and I can not explain why it is working but it does. I have been struggling with the whole Lr not importing AVCHD footage from my Nikon D7000, and I went to several extremes and re-encoded a bunch of footage into mp4 H.264 and mpeg formats and even resized to 720P to try and solve the problem. It worked, but was a total pain because I was spending a ton of time re-enocding, etc...Then, I accidentally renamed a file and placed a space and the following characters (1), and presto. Lr can now import the file a render a thumnail. WTF! I could not believe my eyes, so I went back and renamed all of the files that did not import that were taken using h.264 in .mov format and they all imported, so long as I place a space between the original file name and the suffix it worked.... for Example: filename_01.mov was renamed to filename_01 ().mov or  filename_01 2.mov or filename_01 .mov or filename_01 (1).mov
So long as there was a space between the original name and new end +siffix, than the file imported.
Any ideas why this is working? It is a completley hacked solution.
Regards, Jeff

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As all the files are variations on the mpeg format renaming them will work. See previous discussions on this.
However when rendering these files in a video editor such a Premier you will cause problems by having changed the extension. AVCHD files are highly compressed. For editing I personally always convert them using Ciniform to a less compressed format to make editing quicker, The Ciniform format uses the extension Mov when used on OSX and AVI when used on windows machine, it is, of course exactly the same file. However Premier can work nativly with AVCHD files, however if you have changed the extension it will cause problems.
The other issue with AVCHD files is the metadata, which presently is not imported into LR. Changing the extension doesn't help this. It's not a problem if you (like me) aren't interested in the camera generated metadata associated with AVCHD files and make no use of it, but it is of concern to some users.
Personally I just don't bother using LR for video as it really serves no purpose at present in my work flow. I use Bridge which works well with Premier Pro and can handle AVCHD files natively without any need to start changing extensions. The extensions to file names are there for a purpose. Whilst all video formats are variations on the same basic mpeg format, they do exist for a purpose.

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