I have a need to export very quickly what will be around 300 clips of AVCHD with each clip being approx 4 minutes in length to a format that isn't going to turn the quality into crap and that I can put on one or two thumb drives. My computer equip is a macbook pro and an iMac. I tried running a firewire cable from the camera directly to the laptop and recording with quicktime but I'm dropping a boatload of frames from two different cameras....this of course is with the latest version of QT, a problem that wasn't there in QT 10.0. Of course 10.0 won't run on Lion.... I thought about buying a license for 7 which I can reinstall off the SL disk but I'd hate to pay 39 bucks and still have the same problem. Any help or direction would be appreciated. I can convert these after each class but 20 minutes at the end of the day I have to hand the judge a copy of the video and they want to stop using dvd's which are horrible in the conditions we are working in....scratches, bad burns, etc.