Hi there, first time posting so hope I get the terminology correct. I currently have a Sony DCR-DVD850 Camcorder (standard definition). I am happy with the video camera except that I am unable to directly import the videos into imovie. I have to first convert the format from mpeg-2 and then run a 2nd conversion to demux the videos. This process is such a pain - I am ready to purchase another camera b/c I don't like taking the time to convert the videos. In addition, the quality of the image is lost during the conversion. We purchased our I-mac (with Imovie 09) for the purpose of movie editing, so I'm more than disappointed. My question: is there a camera on the market that I can 1) import directly from the camera into imovie without any conversion; 2) import movies onto my mac and later import into imovie without any conversion. I have read wishy-washy reviews on AVCHD and whether or not it is compatible with the mac. Thanks for the help!