The file extension .tid commonly refers to thumbnail files used in video files that are primarily related to Sony and Panasonic camcorder devices. TID file is an AVCHD Thumbnail Index. Like all thumbnail indexes, files with .tid file format has a purpose of making the loading of the video faster into memory using the indexes generated. It is important so that when the user try playing the video, the video will not take too long to display itself. Thumbnail indexes can sometimes avoid the device to hang up, especially to those that feature high- definition imagery.
AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a high-definition recording format introduced by Sony and Panasonic. AVCHD is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. TID files are the cover while AVCHD is the contents.
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