OK, I must be missing something very obvious as I seem to be unable to import AVCHD files from my camera to my Macbook Pro. iMovie09 doesn't see them, doesn't appear to recognize .mts files. A little google'ing suggests that FCE has some way to view .mts files but not necessarily (?) import them. I've now spend quite a long time looking into this and am trying to decide if I should be embarrassed or upset that this most crucial functionality of all functionalities is so hard to find in iMovie. I mean, come on, Macs are known for their graphics and video editing capabilities but I can't straightforwardly import the most popular video encoding format, now standard on pretty much any consumer grade camcorder? Must be me missing something...would be like a windows computer lacking any form of text editor... Oh, and I know there's VLC, but I just need a pointer to how to do this in iMovie or FCE. Sorry if this is a dumb question.