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Why not Sony Vegas Pro? It supports AVCHD editing natively. Although it does not support smart rendering, it is okay for most editing works.
If you only want to cut out unwanted scenes out the movie, you can try Smart Cutter for DV and DVB instead. Smart Cutter is aFrame AccurateH.264/AVCHD editor. Especially, only small parts on start and end points will be re-encoded, the middle part will remain untouched. This gives highest speed while reserving highest video quality. This is just ‘smart rendering’.