I am in the market for a new camcorder. Been using a terrific Sony HD camcorder that uses DV tape. The problem is that it needs to be transferred to the Mac in real time which wastes a lot of my personal time. I need a format where I can just drag the file off the camcorder and start editing immediately. There are a few really terrific camcorders out there: Canon HG10, Panasonic SD5 and Sony SR7 (among others). The problem is that they use the newer AVCHD compression which is very difficult to edit on a Mac. I don't use Final Cut Pro. I am very used to iMovie '06 and dread to have to relearn iMovie '08. Unfortunately, it looks as if iMovie '08 is the only software I can use if I go AVCHD. I am very interested to hear the experience of people who have a AVCHD camcorder and are editing their footage in iMovie '08 (or by a miracle of a chance, iMovie '06). Is it easy to do or should I stay away from these AVCHD camcorders? Thanks in advance!