I have a new 15 inch macbook pro and I'm just learning how to use final cut pro. I can import video from my Sony HDR-XR500 into I-Movie 9, but when I try to import it to final cut express (from the camera), it doesn't seem to recognize the format of the video. I want to make sure that i import to final cut in the best way possible to not lose any quality. I thought I might be able to move the videos from I-Movie to final cut but i'm worried about losing quality. When I tried to import the videos to my old PC, if I didn't use the Sony PMB software the PC wouldn't recognize the format but when I used the PMB software it was ok. However, PMB doesn't work for Macs so I think I need some other sort of convert. Which one is the best or would it be ok to just funnel everything through I-movie? I found a converter on the sony website but i'm not sure if it will work for this particular camera (www.sony-asia.com/support/download/274168) Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!