I went to http://panasonic.net/avc/camcorder/hd/v520/
It claims to work with iMovie and fcp pro.
It also claims to "Recorded data can be easily copied to an HDD without having to use a PC" so you could use that feature then convert and import to your movie editor.
It also appears to record to SD card so try putting that card into your Apple.
-> Nothing suggested anything was in full automatic mode. It appears to require some work.
I cannot get my new Panasonic HC-V520 camcorder to connect to my Mac. I have read about the need to convert AVCHD to a different format, but when I plug the camera to the computer, it uploads my still photos but does nothing with the videos - just a blank screen. Help!