I am in my final phase of considerations about going HD for my semi-professional works, and I understand that I need to make careful decisions before doing so, in terms of performance and (to a lesser degree, but important nonetheless), futureproofing. Originally, I have been looking at Sony's HDR-HC7, but then, I have been looking at HDV, and it is not a perfect system. I don't know if I should go for a solid state camcorder like Panasonic's AG-HSC1U now. Should I stick with a tried-and-true system like HDV, or should I venture into the new world with solid-state, which is now supported on FCP and iMovie. Please do remember that I will be using this for semi-professional works, such as making video news reports, as well as family vacation videos. I don't want to make the wrong choice, so I want to know if HDV is something that will be dead in a couple of years. Please help. Thanks!