Looking at the Canon and Panasonic lines for flash-memory based HD camcorders. I am new to the camcorder world, but have read that I should "future-proof" my purchase since I need the camcorder now and will get a new MacBook next year. Two point five questions: 1 - Will these flash-memory HD camcorders mount on my desktop like any old hard drive? I want to just pull the files off the camera onto an external drive and then edit them much later when I get a capable computer. 2 - I assume I can use a card reader for the SDHC cards, but I like the "dual memory" feature in some models. Am I limiting my search by looking at only flash-memory camcorders? I go by the mantra that all hard drives eventually fail... 2.5 - Given my concerns, would it be limiting to go with the Canon HV30/40 instead of the HF flash-memory models?