VideoPier allows you to play MPEG2 files from your camcorder onto your Mac.
Once your camcorder is connected to your Mac and the application is open you'll be able to preview all your videos straight from the VideoPier interface. You can choose from both the embedded player and full screen.
VideoPier also lets you copy files from your camcorder to your Mac and import clips afterwards. If you want to use them later, whether in your iPod, on a DV camera or in iMovie, VideoPier can also export your videos to the adequate Quicktime format. It's a shame that the application doesn't offer more video formats to choose from though.
If you have iMovie '08 set up, you'll be glad to know that you can export clips to the application and even create events for them beforehand. That way clips will come in iMovie '08 already organized.
VideoPier is a niche product, as its sole purpose is to allow you to play MPEG2 camcorder clips on your Mac. Yet it is very useful if you use your camcorder and iMovie alot.