hi, im in my 4th year doing a very important projects, and i've decided to do a project that includes me using camcorders which i have no expertise in. I went to the apple store and they suggested for editing and high quality i get a panasonic and a hard drive format camcorder while in futureshop they suggest that i use flash memory which is of higher quality and sony camcorders. So to all the macbook users which camcorders have you used that have worked best for you? I'm looking for a mini hd camcorder thats around $300 under and i will be using final cut / imovie to edit. Also the macbook i have now does not have a firewire so using a usb to firewire wont effect the camcorder/quality in anyway will it?