I'm a n00b on VF but I know the rules of the game: I scoured the database and couldn't find an answer to my question so here goes:
I'm in the market for a new mac but I want to be able to edit and playback movies from my SONY HDR-CX100/R but there seem to be a few issues.
1. I went to the Apple Store last night to playback a 180 MB file with VLC Player but the video was choppy as hell-- even on an 8-core MacPro with 4GB of Ram. How can I get it to playback smoothly?
2. I went to import it into FinalCut Pro but it didn't recognize the format. I downloaded a free converter (Video Converter for Mac - Mac Video converter, excellent AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4 Converter on Mac OS X) but the quality worsened and wasn't usable.
What can I do to avoid the choppy playback and edit the video in .mts format?
Thank you for your suggestions in advance!!