I'm thinking of getting into the video deposition business. I have been thinking that a Panasonic AG-HMC70 might work well for this. I would like to use sd cards rather than tape and the camera comes with xlr mic inputs. My only concern is the size of the H.264 files after converting them to AIC. I have noticed though that I can edit H.264 directly in Final Cut Express, so I'm not real sure why conversion is necessary. The editing would be very basic for this kind of video anyway. I have ten years experience in the legal world but am new to the video scene. Thought I would run the idea past you guys. Thanks so much!