Why Does Premiere CS6 Render AVCHD?

CS6 Production Premium Suite

Win7x64

Canon XA10

 

I shoot a continuous one hour talk.

Using Windows Explorer, I copy the BDMV folder from the XA10 to my project folder.

Using the Media Browser, I import the clip (which consists of multiple MTS files).

On the imported clip, I use “New Sequence From Clip”.

I do not edit the sequence.

I then “Render Entire Work Area”.

 

The rendering takes awhile. Why?

I thought Premiere edits AVCHD as native so it should not have to render if no edits occur.

 

Thanks in advance.

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