Sorry for posting another thread on this topic, but reviewing other threads didn't completely help. Here is my situation... I am wanting to purchase a camcorder so that I can take videos of my son during sporting events. I am a complete novice in these regards, so I will also be looking to utilize software that will be easy to use and streamlines the process of editing. While I am novice to the video world, I would consider myself "above average" in computer knowledge. My main videos goals: I would like to use software that would allow me to easily edit games I record down to "highlight footage" of my son relatively easily. I have no experience with iMovie or any version of Final Cut, so I am a "clean slate" to work with! What's most important to me is using a camcorder and software that is most compatible with each other, and a relatively easy process of editing videos down to highlight montages. So given my circumstances, what Mac compatible camcorder would you recommend in the $500 price range, and what video editing program would you recommend? I guess my decision would come down to iMovie vs FCX, but would not want to spend more $ on software. I am using a mid 2007 iMac, if that assists in the decision (although an upgrade may be in my future). Thanks in advance guys!