Hello there, I would like to transfer the videos from my handicam to my Macbook Pro in the best possible quality. However, I have -- unfortunately -- no idea how to do so, which is the reason why I am here. I have: Sony handicap HDR-XR500 Final Cut Express 4 There are two problems I encountered so far: 1. Starting Final Cut I am asked about the format (HD, NTSC, PAL), whether the videos are DV-NTSV, DV-PAL or HDV-Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i50/60, and rate 25/29.97fps. All of which I don't know. 2. It appears that the Sony HDR-XR500 is not really compatible with Mac, and on different sites it is recommended to download a variety of different programs to deal with this problem. I would be most grateful if someone could help me with all this.