Now I know that the HV30 is big for film people... I probably would just get it to save some money, but it's gone up in price recently, $900 at Amazon. And if I'm going to spend that I might as well get the HV40. I was thinking about it though and right now I can get the HF S100 for $989, formats aside, it sounds like the S100 is a better camera. So I guess my question is am I crazy for wanting a AVCHD camera for doing film stuff? I do have a pretty capable mac pro (see signature)... would editing be that big of deal? My storage situation isn't the best, although I do plan on upgrading two of my HDDs to 1TB. So I'll have my Boot Drive and 3 1TB Drives. I can't do RAID for now. I do have to admit I really like not having to render much when using HDV. I'm using the current version of Final Cut Express and will most likely upgrade to Studio whenever a new version comes out if that makes any difference.