Originally Posted by davidhum66
does anyone use their Mac for transferring, editing, burning DVD's from this camcorder? Not sure if that's even a possibility.
As pointed out, my other post shows the simple steps in archiving footage, importing it into iMovie and editing it. iMovie then gives a plethora of output options.
Below is an interesting product that I use when encoding video in iMovie for output to various formats. On my Macbook Pro it encodes about twice as fast as not using it, and it is faster than realtime.http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/main...oduct1.en.html
Instead of going to the trouble of encoding to Blu-ray and purchasing a Blu-ray recorder, etc., you might want to consider alternative options. For example, Western Digital makes media playershttp://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=30
that play media from a connected USB drive. Such media players are far less expensive than a Blu-ray burner and necessary software. Another option is Apple TV. It integrates beautifully with iTunes and has the usual well thought out Apple interface, and a built in hard drive. [Edit to add:] There are numerous other media players, but the WD and Apple products are probably the best known.
I can see going to the trouble of obtaining a blu-ray burner and software if you need to make multiple blu-ray discs to distribute to family and friends that have Blu-ray players, but if that isn't the case, the media players make more sense to me. It also seems to me that DVD and Blu-ray discs days are ultimately numbered, as streaming distribution of content takes over.
Also, you can simply encode your movie to your hard drive and use the proper video cable from your Mac to your HDTV to view it in high resolution.