Background - I am a relative newbie at video work. I use a Sony HDR-SR11 AVCHD camera, MacBook Pro and use Final Cut to edit videos.
Question - What is the best way to transfer video from the camera to my computer? I want to maintain the HD quality I am shooting in and want to store these video files as raw files on my storage device to be used later. When I called Apple for some support on this, they told me to use iMovie to do the transfer and that is what I have been doing. I then take these files and import them into Final Cut for editing. I don't know if this is the right way to transfer, store and edit videos. Is there a better way? It might be just me, but I feel like I am losing quality of the video when I use iMovie to do the transfer. Any help here is much much appreciated. I have tons of video that I want to transfer off the camera (transfer the right way). Thanks in advance.