Hello all, I just received a request for training videos and I have no equipment of my own. (I've done filming/editing in the past at a previous employer so I have some skills) and to make a profit I need to keep my cost below $900. (I also own FCE 4 already) Of course I would love a Canon A1s or Sony FX7 but I don't see this turning into enough projects to justify the cost. I figure I need at least 1. Camcorder (preferably either HDV or AVCHD) 2. External Mic 3. Filters for indoor WB (mostly dim conference room with projectors) Now I read the highly-ranked Canon HV30 only records at 1440x1080 in 16:9 mode, does that affect output onto an HDTV? (Since most 1080 sets are 1920x1080?) Also the SDHC based models from Sony/Canon record straight to standard HD resolutions, but seem to have inferior quality in picture and compression. Is the lower resolution a hindrance to anyone here on the HV30, or have the newer HF11/200 models by Canon fixed the compression woes of earlier models? Any suggestions welcome. edit: I also run a 2.4 alum imac /4GB but plan on bumping up to a Mac Pro soon, any comments on the iMac's ability to edit compressed AVCHD video welcome as well.