Hi all, We're getting ready to head to Asia to do some shooting for a doc. I'd hoped the Canon XF100 would be available by now, but now I'm hearing end of April for them to catch up with pre-orders. So, it looks like I'll be shooting on my XH A1. We really want to move away from tape, and also need to have my footage backed up in at least two places, three would be best. This is what I'm thinking: - Purchase a Firestone (appears the FS-C line has been discontinued. Has something replaced it that works with Canons?). - Shoot to tape on the camera and digital on Firestone. - The tapes would be backup #1. - When the Firestone is full, drop the files to a macbook pro and transfer the files to an external hard drive. - Hard drive would be backup #2. - Finally, thinking of burning the footage to a DVD at night. - The DVDs would be backup #3 and I'd probably mail these back once a week to our office. Does this make sense? Am I overlooking something here? Also, I haven't worked with a Firestone or Macbook before. I'm assuming since the files can be saved as .mov and a variety of other formats, we'd be able to unplug the firewire from the camera and connect it to the MBp to check scenes before we wrap a scene? Finally, I've been asked to figure out if we could view dailies on an iPad 2. From what I've read, this is not possible. I think I understand the basics, but if I'm missing a step or am way off base, please let me know... Thanks!