Hi Rafael - I'm sorry , but I don't know what rewrapped files are. Do you think I would be O-K transcoding M2T to ProRes 422 - or do those files become the rewrapped files you mentioned - and crash my system?
Go ahead and convert to Prores. No problem to edit.
Re-wrapping is very interesting because there is no rendering, no transcoding.
The MT2 file is just "re-packed" as QT and can be edit in FC.
This would be the faster and less destructive workflow, but at the moment doesn't work with some AVCHD flavors (JVC, Canon?)
Rafael - Used ClipWrap in a test run converting to ProRes, and rewrapping - which turned the M2T clips into Apple HDV. The latter clips are much smaller than their comparable ProRes clips, and play much smoother in Quick Time. They also look just fine. Do you think I'll be o-k editing the Apple HDV versions? (Not sure why I wouldn't be - but I know ProRes 422 is considered an editing codec.
it should be OK unless you try to edit with few layers, effects etc.
Make a test and if you see no problem, go on.
Re-wrappig is the faster and cleaner option.
Is just the original video/audio on a QT envelop.