Stinko .. not happy to hear about Cl. 10 cards.
Markr, I simply USB the camera to my iMac .. often iMove automatically inputs the video from the cam. On some cams I pull the card from the cam and copy it to the desktop via card reader. This Sony was set at 1280x720.
Rather than iMovie I would prefer to simply take a clip off the cam and edit for length with MPEG Streamclip .. I also have FFmpegX, DV Kitchen, MacX Video converter (buggy), etc..
I guess I am whining because these cams only seem to work well in even, high lighting. Full sunny days from 10am - 2pm with few shadows are perfect ...and even low light - because you expect to see 'low light'. I simply cannot seem to get one to reproduce what my eye sees in the late afternoon or moving thru a wooded area. "Whine...."
I know... my next stop is a visit with the Chaplain. Thanks.