Im using Panasonic TM700 for video shooting with 1920x1080 setting. Im window user before this, all my video editing done with Window PC with application like PowerDirector8, Adobe premier pro element8. Yes, Window processing is like turtle. Very slow. Thus, Im switching to new iMac 215 i5 with iMovie 11. I am very disappointed to see the video generated out from iMovie have degraded the image quality, a lot of noise especially on shadow area. The mov generated by iMovie is export as 1080 resolution. I root caused the problem, it seems like when iMovie imported the mts file direct from Panasonic TM700, the video image has already degraded. Thus the output will have the same quality as well. It is definitely not Panasonic TM700 problem, as the same video produced on window PowerDirector is in HD quality. As clear & sharp as the original mts file, no noise, no distortion. Anyone can advise? How to get iMovie to produce the same quality as the raw file from camera? Many thanks!