As others have noted, any camcorder that has a Firewire connection should work perfectly with your Mac. You didn't mention in your post as to what version of Mac you have, what OS it is, and what version of iMovie you have. The lastest Macs have iMovie8, which is almost useless for doing anything other than making videos directly for YouTube. All ealier versions of iMovie (iMovie6 is best) will edit movies from any Firewire camcorder in the DV format, which is what you want if you want to make DVDs from your videos. And, iMovie6 will export in a YouTube compatible format too. It comes down to this with the latest versions of iMovie: 1) Do you want to start with the best possible quality for DVDs, then if needed, export for the lowest common denominator (YouTube Videos)? If so, use iMovie6. Or 2) Do you want to start with the lowest possible quality (YouTube videos) and be happy with that instead of making high-quality DVDs? If so, use iMovie8.