Hey guys, So being the "TV teacher" at this high school, I'm in charge of shooting/editing a retirement video for the superintendant. It's a pretty big deal because I'll be going to every school in the district (8 schools in the largest city in NJ, land wise) over 3 days. I'm going to wait until I see what type of footage/responses I get from the schools before I plan out how it'll end up. I assume it'll be basic, quick clips of people saying things with some sort of transitions (pictures/quotes/music) in between here and there. I just bought a Canon HV20 which I love and I've used it a few times already on my Mac with FCP at home. I have the option to use my "some what glitchy" equipment at school and edit there as well using PC's and Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0. I'd rather use my own camera and put the hours on it, but I was worried about the downconversion from HD to SD since I dont have a bluray burner yet. Is it hard, or is it just a matter of dropping the entire edited clip (likely over 10 gigs) into iMovie and it'll convert it to fit on a DVD? Hows the overall quality? Should I just switch my cam to record in SD mode? I trust my HV20 more than the school cameras because the wear & tear from the students just wears down the play heads quickly & we've run into plenty a dirty tape/playhead after recording - regardless of how often I run a tape head cleaner through them. Also, I'll have to edit it at home, but I figure it'll give me a reason to not have to stay at school and edit there and take time away from students. On the flip side, if I edit at school, I would be able to work on it during my spare time at there instead of doing it at home. To an extent I still feel more comfortable with Adobe, but I don't know how my HV20 will work with it. So what do you think? Should I use my HV20 & edit at home? Any advice before I go around and record at the schools? Sorry for the long winded post! Any advice is more than welcome!