The camera compatibility-page on Apple's website added a usefull hint for importing footage, a while ago. I think a few camera's are still missing but it'll still be usefull info. Quote : -------------- If the Sony HDR-CX11, HDRCX12, HDR-SR1, HDR-SR7 and HDR-SR 11, HDR-SR12 cameras contain both HD (AVCHD) and SD (MPEG-2) content, iMovie 08, '09, and '11 can import the SD (MPEG-2) content. However, to import the HD (AVCHD) content to an Intel-based Mac, you must first erase the SD (MPEG-2) content on the camera. --------------- A workaround is : - Open the Camera Import Window in Imovie - Do "Archive All" when the camera is connected (choose your archive volume) - When you try to import footage from the archive, you can see all footage (mixed). One remark to make is that Imovie does not show which is the HD and which is the SD... Have Fun !