I have read countless threads on this site regarding importing AVCHD into iMovie and have done so several times with mixed results. I have a pair of Canon Vixia M40 cameras, and record video at 30fps full HD 1920x1080 17mb per second 60i. The video looks great on the screen but I have been disappointed with the results when shared to a standard def DVD. I am ready to try different software but I'm not sure where to go next. Premiere Elements looks OK from the online specs, and I tried to use the trial version but when I installed it, it said my free trial time was up. Same day I downloaded it, even. So no luck trying the trial version. I have no experience with Final Cut Pro, and I wish I didnt have to spend another $300, but if that's what it takes I'll do it. Premier Elements says it can export DVDs with HD quality on a regular DVD - would that be on a regular DVD burner, not BluRay? Currently I'm using iMovie 9 (iMovie '11) and have followed the directions posted in various threads for importing AVCHD. In the online reviews in the Mac App store, there are a couple of comments about problems importing AVCHD into the current version 10.0.5. I am amazed at the knowledge and advice given on this forum, so I as if anyone could help me decide what my next move should be. Thanks in advance!