I showed a friend of mine my macintosh setup and he was sold on getting one. Sweet. He and I went to the Apple Store last night to playback a .mts file from his Sony HDR SR-12 and on every machine we tried (including the latest Mac Pro desktop) the video was very jumpy. The clip was a 3:00 video (appx. 180 MB) in HD-- no biggie right? We used VLC to play it back. FinalCut Pro wouldn't import it either. My questions is: Does anyone know how to get .mts and OSX to play nice? We tried using a free converter (from .mts to several formats) but the results weren't usable. He wants to play it back on his new machine (probably the 15" MBP) and edit it. Thank you in advance for your help!