As stated in its help file, iMovie ’08 doesn’t support DVD-based AVCHD camcorders.

AVCHD DVD not supported

That bites. I guess I’ll just manually import the AVCHD files. Not so fast! iMovie ’08 doesn’t recognize the .m2ts files as valid. Ugh!

But wait! Apparently, I can copy the DVD files over to an external USB hard drive and iMovie ’08 will think it has mounted an HDD-based AVCHD camcorder and import the video.

Nope, didn’t work for me, and there’s a lot of contradictory advice on this topic in the forum. I’ll try formatting the hard drive with FAT32 (instead of Mac OS) or creating a DMG with the files on them. Ugh.

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