Hello everyone my name is Justin and I'm new to this forum and I've been looking around everywhere in this forum but can't come up with the complete answer to my questions and if I'm missing a post that already addresses my questions please post a link. I've recently bought a nikon d7000 to mess around with its hd video capabilities. However I would like to know what's the best way to be able to import video from the d7000 to my MacBook Pro. Normally I take the card out of my camcorder and it brings it right up in iMovie then I just import from there. However I've been reading that with dslr's you need to "transcode" the file and save it, say an external hard drive, before importing it. Could someone please explain this to me? I plan on using iMovie at first but then upgrading to Final Cut and Premiere (need both for my classes) so would everything work the same or would it differ from each program? As you can tell I'm so lost in this subject so any help would be much appreciated. Thanks so much!