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There are two ways
to get the highly compressed AVCHD video into a computer.
Connect the HG10's USB port to the computer's USB port and put the HG10 in Play or PC mode.
1) When the camcorder shows up as an external drive, locate the MTS files and copy them to the computer. If you want to play back the video, VLC Player is a good tool. If you want to edit the video, then the MTS files need to be transcoded to something useful. MPEG Streamclip from www.squared5.com or Handbrake from www.handbrake.fr are both very useful.
2) Use an AVCHD-capable video editor to import or capture the video. The editor will deal with that transcoding and decompression step. Relatively current versions of Sony Vegas and Adobe Premiere are the usual suspects for the Windows environment as it is only recently that MovieMaker became AVCHD capable (assuming the computer hardware is acceptable). Apple Macintosh OSX and iMovie and Final Cut (Express and Pro) have been able to deal with AVCHD video for several years... assuming adequate RAM, available hard disc space and CPU...
You have not told us which computer, operating system, RAM, hard disc drive space, CPU... for all we know, your computer is underpowered... You have also not told us what you want to do with the video...
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