All, With the help of forum member exman in my earlier posts I can now output my AVCHD footage from iMovie at full resolution ! However my problem remains, when the camera is still and the subject is moving, everything is fine, but when the camera 'pans' the scene does not move across the screen smoothly, the motion is jagged and jumpy looking. In one shot I pan a cross a scene with a a greenhouse in it, the vertical structures seem to 'jump' rather than drift. Does that make sence ? It seems that footage I shoot 15 years ago on a VHS camcorder has a smoother look to it than by brand new AVCHD footage. So, is there any way I can cure this ? I have tried setting my PS3 to 1080i instead of 1080p as the footage was shot as 1080i and this has helped, but the issue still remains. Any ideas anyone ? Could it be that the camcorder a Sony HDR-SR5E is not up to the job ?