compressed video to MPG files.
Copy the video files from the camcorder to your Mac over USB and transcode the files with MPEG Streamclip or HandBrake to a format iMovie likes. Same could be said for Windows and MovieMaker. Same could be said for the Canon FS series and JVC and Panasonic camcorders that record to MOD files.
What "compatibility" are you requiring or expecting?
The Asus G60J is a netbook - and not meant to do "heavy lifting" activities like editing video... though it probably can (standard def video) after transcoding the video file.
A miniDV tape based camcorder connected with a firewire cable to the MacBook Pro's firewire port will import (real-time) to iMovie. We don't know which MacBook you have, so we don't know if it has a firewire port or not. Canon ZR960 and Panasonic PV-GS320 are standard def only miniDV tape based camcorders.
Hello, I just bought a SONY dcr-sr68 that I'm going to return to Best Buy. The sales person said it was compatible with mac (MacBook and MacBook Pro) and it is not.
I also have a pc (Asus G60J) in the house that in a pinch I could use. Does anyone know of any affordable SD camcorders that will work with both OS?