My capture software part of Vegas Pro detects every time I started and stopped the camera and captures it into clips. That being said if I shoot a continuous event like a wedding. Then it is all one clip. I also own the HVR HD 1000U. It served me well.
Ive since moved to sony nex vg20 cameras shooting on sd cards.
If you need another HD 1000 mine is for sale 🙂