What are benefits - if any - of retaining original MTS files after QSFixing them?

tluxon

Member
I have many hours' worth of files recorded with my own devices (phones, cameras, camcorders - typically MTS files). Before I do any editing I run them through Quickstream Fix where they get saved as mp4 files.

By habit I have always saved the original files, but because these files are now taking over a TB to store and more than that to have backups of, I'm wondering if there's any value to doing that when I only actually use the QSFixed files.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
 

jmc

Active member
I tend to play it save and keep my original files.
Until my storage space get too stressed. Then something has to give.

Buy more storage or delete files.
 

tluxon

Member
So far I have always kept one copy of my originals, but I've only made redundant/"backup" copies of the QSF files.

I suppose my real question should have been, "what could the original file contain that the QSF file is missing?".
Videohelp points to a page on Videoredo.net that described what the QuickStream Fix actually does, but that link is no longer working.
 

jmc

Active member
My understanding of QSF is that it fixes audio/video timings.

As to your question on the original file...
If I process a file in anyway I can not know if there is any problem unless I sit there and watch the whole thing.
And that does not tend to happen at that time. Once I watch them then I am ok with deleting the original files.
But also my videos are not unique, one only. originals. (mine-tv/movies).

What I do now is not to watch the original product but to separate,edit and compress to the finished file and then watch them.
 
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