A client dropped off his camera and asked me to download the footage so we can start making a short commercial for his website.

I was not able to load AVCHD onto Mac, so I used the camera's output to AV then recored it using a DVD recorder.

No Im trying to convert the DVD using "MPEG Streamclip" (V1.9) but its not working to well. The footage stutters, stops and goes. Have not been able to do it successfully.

Whats wrong with tape?