Please forgive my lack of knowledge in advance!! I am purchasing a new camcorder, most likely a Panasonic HC-V500, and will be taking home movies exclusively. When researching this camcorder I saw that it was not supported by Macs, but that there are some work-arounds. Can anyone give me, simply, what steps I need to take to do the following: 1. Preserve the higher quality video afforded by the HD camcorder; 2. Plug the camcorder into the computer and upload those HD files; 3. Create a simple DVD playable on blu-ray DVD player (basically just raw footage) With my previous (non-HD) camcorder I uploaded the files using iMovie then created a project, shared to iDVD and burned. It took forever and involved more steps than I felt necessary as I did not need to add music, breaks, titles, etc. Further I now get errors in iDVD (apparently because my project is long and I don't have enough space on my hard drive left), and as such, am 3 years behind in DVD-making. I have cleaned off my hard drive as much as possible (no other video is on the internal drive and I don't have any other non-standard programs except Microsoft Office). Sorry for the rambling and thank you in advance!