I've read a few post about sony camera not working well with macs. I vae a Handycam DCR-DVD108. I can play my footage frome the camcorder on my 24" iMac but that's about it. I've downloaded handbrake which from what I understand I'll need to convert my cameras files into mpeg4 files so my mac can read them. In order to get the files from my camcorders dvd I'm gonna need an external dvd drive correct? I have to buy one and have no clue what to get or what works with my mac. Will any firewire or usb external dvd drive work with my mac? Can you point me in the right direction as to which dvd drive I should get? Once I have an external dvd drive hooked up to my Imac what do I do from there? I take it that I stick my camcorders DVD-R into the external drive since it wont work in the slot drive of my mac and just drag the files to a folder then convert them somehow with Handbrake? Is that all there is to it? Sorry for the questions. I'm really new to macs and have no clue as to what I'm doing. Thanks.