I am a little lost as far as which direction to go with my HD camcorder purchase. I currently do not have a camcorder but need one for the arrival of my son in a month. I have been researching for over a month now and pretty much narrowed it down to the following: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1LMINYTPXFM3/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go I plan to use my Macbook pro with Final Cut Express 4 and iMovie to edit the films I plan to make. Storage is not really a problem as Hard Drives are cheap these days. From this point I cannot make a decision and could really use some advice. A few questions I have that have not been answered: #1 Should I be leaning towards Hard Drive recording or Flash based....why? #2 Why do none of these have firewire, I thought that was the format of choice? #3 Is Sony really that much better versus the cheaper alternatives? #4 Besides the obvious of nothing being future proof, are any of these more future proof than others? #5 Should I be waiting for these to hit? http://gizmodo.com/5123482/canon-dr...imaging-and-storage-upgrades-across-the-board #6 Should I be concerned about format 24p 30p 60i? If there are other brands I should be considering please feel free to mention them. Thanks in advance for your input.