Trimming HD video files for export from Windows to After Effects on a MAC

Hi,
I have some .MTS files created using 2 HD camcorders:
1) Panasonic HDC-TM700 which shoots full HD @ 1920 x 1080 and
2) JVC Everio GZ-HM550 which shoots the same HD resolution
I am working with PP CS5 on Windows 7
I need to trim some small pieces (5 -10 seconds) out of many of the .MTS files to send to someone using After Effects MAC and FC Pro
In trying to keep the highest HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, the number of choices to select when creating a new sequence and then when exporting from PP is confusing.
Note: I notice that 2 clips I have in my PP project bin at the same time have different frame rates which I believe that 1 each came from my different cameras:
file 1) 29.97fps 48000hz compressed stereo
file 2) 59.94fps 48000hz compressed 5.1
Can anyone guide me here on sequence and export settings & codecs to maintain the HD resolution and least loss of quality on export?
Will the 2 different frame rates prior to export cause any issues? I'm assuming PP will re-interpret for output.
Thanks

> I understand the files are not compressed.
You misunderstand. The files are compressed. But they're compressed without losing any information. Losslessly compressed movies are a lot smaller than uncompressed movies---but they're still bigger than movies compressed with a lossy codec that would be more suitable for final delivery and distribution.
> How long are the movies your associate sends you and approx what do file sizes look like?
I tend to work on individual clips that are from several seconds to a few minutes long. They're usually a small number of GB each. Don't fret about large file sizes for intermediate files. Making movies small matters when you're streaming them for final delivery, not when you're handing over a hard disk or using an FTP server to exchange files for post-production work.

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