I can't frickin' believe that all these consumer AVCHD cameras are not supported with half the programs out there! This is a complete joke and quite shocking the more I find out about this format. I was looking at the Canon HF 10 but it seems like I won't even be able to work with it using Avid + Mac. So, what can I get? I'm trying to avoid tape but it doesn't seem possible... Or is it? Looks like you can convert AVCHD files to Avid supported P2 but only if you have a PC! Great, thanks a lot! Any thoughts on conversion methods that don't take up a GB a second? Camera alts? I'm going home for XMAS and want to take some killer video of Boston & NYC with my fam.... that being said, if something new is coming down the line in the next six months that will be avid supported, I'll stick with my Panny PV-GS120 until then. Thanks! I'm running media composer on a early 2008 Macbook Pro, 4GB, 2.4 BTW.