I've been looking at AVCHD cameras. I recently shot with a HC9. Great camera and simple to use with iMovie, but and had tape dropouts (seems fine w the $13 tapes, but does not like anything else) and a condensation error caused me to loose an hour of shooting (unfortunately the sunrise couldn't wait for the camera either). Oh and, a dumb one, I accidently pushed "record" when putting the camera away so now I have several minutes of the inside of my bag... nice. I think I've had it with tapes. I'm on a C2D MacBook Pro with 3.3gb RAM and have 3 LaCie FW800 external drives: 750g for video, 320g and 250g for back up. I plan on getting an TV very soon as well. Apple says the HF10/100 is supported with iMovie 7. I've read many posts where people say it works perfectly. So why would someone at the Apple Store tell me to stick with HDV to avoid the headaches and why do I keep seeing so many recent posts (even here) where people are having problems getting their AVCHD video into iMovie? What's the deal?