I'm just starting to get into videography, and I'm probably going through my pre-purchase thought process very stupidly. A while back I decided I wanted to start doing videography, and I had my sights set on a Mac Pro, and a Canon XH A1, etc. And I finally realized that really is overkill for an amateur starting to get into videography. This summer I should have money enough to buy some real equipment, vastly improving upon my no name DV camera, and windoze editing. I have the ambitions to make a full length documentary, and also want the ability to be able to do video for various local events and other 'artsy' type things I might want to film. Basically, as an initial project, I'd like to cover, from beginning to end, the entire process involved with putting on a theater production. So basically, I have myself set on getting a few cameras. I'm thinking a Canon XL2, a GL2, and possibly a Sony Xacti. Since its probably going to be just little old me...and maybe a friend to help out. I see the XL2 as being the stationary camera, sitting on the tripod, filming whatever is on stage, etc. Then using the GL2 for some guerrilla type videoing back stage and such. I'll also have situations in which I can't lug around video equipment covered by having the little Xacti. It's small, portable, flash based. And it'll let me do quick and dirty shots. So um...basically, am I on the right track here? Have I thought of this right, or am I still a little too overkill here? Also, technical questions, I've heard very good things about Sonys in low light situations, but am rather fond of Canons. Will the XL2 and GL2 serve me well in what could possibly be low light situations back stage and such? More importantly, I see the XL2 as filming from the area around the control booth, despite being that far back, will it still be able to pick up well on subjects that will be well lit by stage lights? Or will I have to consider a different camera? I probably forgot something I wanted to say here, as I wrote this up kinda ad-libish. So, I know I asked quite a few questions, but any suggestions, answers, critiques, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!