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    AVCHD files conversion issue
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    AVCHD files conversion issue
    Hi All,

    After using PC's only for the past 15 years I recently made the switch from PC to Mac and purchased the new iMac 27" (Friday to be exact) so please go easy on me.
    I am having trouble with my Sony camcorder (or at least the conversion of AVCHD files).
    iMovie does not recognise .M2TS files so after searching the net for solutions I bought Roxio Toast 10
    The Sony camcorder is the HDR-SR10 and everything is fine in terms of compatibility but when I convert the files with toast and play the new MPEG4 files they look choppy (any movement like someone skiing looks choppy and poor). I made sure to set the conversion to the highest quality in toast but I am not happy with the quality.
    I am sure I am doing things wrong or using the wrong program or other so any help is appreciated.

    welshred.

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    AVCHD files conversion issue

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    How are are getting the movies off the camera and into iMovie ( or how have you tried..? )

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    AVCHD files conversion issue
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    Have you tried starting iMovie, then connecting the camcoder, then hitting the camera icon (middle of the screen on the left) to import?
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

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    AVCHD files conversion issue
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies, I did as you suggested (mrplow) and it worked. These are now importing this way (silly me). I hope toast comes in handy or I have wasted my money lol.
    Once my videos have imported I will report back here to confirm if all is well.

    Welshred.

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    AVCHD files conversion issue
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    Glad it's working and thanks for posting back.
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