I am having to buy a video camera to make a documentary, during the summer. However, I have to buy the camera, before the end of term (I am a teacher). I have been considering the Sony HDR-HC1 digital solution, but the more I read, the more I am thinking that I need a non HD option a 3CCD option with a more pro camera. I would like the documentary to be broadcast quality. I assumed that the HD option would give better pictures, but there are, I believe some shortcomings with that camera including low light and sound. Is the 3CCD option actually better even though it is older technology. Please advise, thank you in anticipation.