There's no native AVCHD editing on the Mac. This we know. A transcode here, a conversion there, Bob's your uncle. But hang on. When you've connected your camera / card reader to your Mac and iMovie is showing the clips in the import pane, you can play the unimported clips using the transport controls provided. So what's up? Does Apple support AVCHD playback but hasn't got around to providing a stand-alone player? Or is there something really obvious I'm overlooking here? Andrew.