Hi, I'm a new user here. I'm thinking of getting a Canon HV30 or HV20 for some upcoming holidays. I have no background at all in videography, but I do lots of digital still photography (40D/Aperture/CS3). I think I'd like to try out the 25p option on the camera (PAL camera, in the UK - I presume there's no 24p option but that sounds complex and requires FCP anyway by the sound of things), but have a few questions: Can I use iMovie 08 (or iMovie 6 HD) to perform basic editing of 25p movie clips? I've read about the problems with USA models doing 60i>24p conversion and needing FCS, but is that applicable for a PAL camera shooting 25p? (stored as 50i apparently - do I need to know anything much about that? or will the program importing it be told by the camera, "this looks like 50i but is actually 25p," or something like that?) 25p will look pretty similar to 24p won't it? My 'final' output will be DVD for distant family, some sort of QT file for our computer, and some sort of online thing as well. I'll be using an iMac G5 (20", 2GHz, 2GB) for editing; that will also be our 'main' output device (we use it for our TV/DVDs/music/everything). Am I going to run into any potential problems? Do I need Final Cut Express/Studio? Anything else important I need to be aware of? Is my G5 likely to cope? I thought getting and using a camcorder would be easy but it seems there's so much to understand with video formats, conversions, pulldown, etc.! Or am I misunderstanding a bit, and it's actually much more plug-and-play than it sounds like it might be? Thanks for any help or advice. Jonathan.