Okay. so after a lot of consideration and discussion with my wife, we've decided that it would be really great to start a videography company (among other things). I have the technical know-how to shoot and edit the video with a quick learning curve. I would have to raise all of the start-up capital myself so I'm probably looking at a loan to start off with. So I was looking for some advice on equipment. Here's what I'm thinking right now. 17" iMac - Stock except install an additional 1GB of RAM. I can use iLife to start out with - editing and making the DVD's. EDIT: I already have a 250GB Drive in a Firewire Enclosure that will be used as a data and scratch disk. Sony HDRHC1 (HDV) Camera at $1500 - it's a little expensive to start with but it shoots both 480i and 1080i. I figured that a good DV camera that doesn't do HD will cost about $800. I know I can't burn in HD yet, but if I shot in 1080i and converted it to 480i (the camera can do it automatically on transfer). Then later, when the HD burners are out, I would have the original HD footage and could offer to burn it in HD. Since I also plan on converting old VHS to DVD, for an analog box I was thinking the Pinnacle Studio MovieBox DV. It has analog inputs/outputs as well as a DV pass through. So far that totals just over 3 grand. I also know that I'm going to need some miscellaneous stuff such as the HDV tapes, a tripod, extra battery, carrying case, blank DVD's, jewel cases and DVD cases, labels, etc. All in all, I expect to spend somewhere between 4 and 5 grand. Does this sound reasonable? Is there anything major that I've missed, and what are your thoughts on the equipment that I'm considering? Any help is greatly appreciated.