While we have a look at the top 10 best rated camcorders 2010-2011, we notice that Panasonic is the most mentioned brand. One of the reasons is that Panasonic categories the models for you to choose the right camcorder.
You can find the middle level is Panasonic HDC-SD60, and the semi-professional model is HDC-SD700/TM700, and you can get Panasonic AG-HMC40/HMC41 as the professional pack to film your videos or for broadcast. Panasonic HDC-TM700 is rated as the top three best rated camcorder 2011 on toptenreviews.com.
However, according to most user reviews, you shall pay attentions that there is no Mac software in the box with the camcorders. Only the Windows version of HD Writer AE is available for transferring and downloading videos to PC hard drive.
For some videos and images, you can use iPhoto to categorize them on Mac, or use iMovie or Final Cut Pro to edit the movies. However, for AVCHD movies, you may find the rendering takes a lot time, even when you just want to play HD camcorder videos on Mac OS X.
For some Mac users, you can import and capture videos from camcorder or AVCHD folder, or use the Log & Transfer method to load the camcorder videos. However, it does not often work for all the camcorder users, especially when you record 1080/60p videos, iMovie 8/9 or Final Cut Pro does not recognize your camcorder.
Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac would help you put and edit HD videos on Mac. Below is a screenshot of the Mac video converter for 2011 top-rated HD camcorder videos.
Just convert AVCHD to MOV with best quality with Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.