This is my first post, and I'm a newbie to this HD video stuff. I've been reading everything I can find about HD video and my Mac regarding work flow. I have a Imac OS X, duel core, 2GB, 2.66GHz computer. All I have is Imovie 8 right now, but would upgrade if need be. I'm wanting the best picture quality I can get in an HD camcorder for $650 or so. I'm not opposed to mini dv, or SD flash media, but am not really wanting a hard drive camera. All I want to accomplish is to shoot the video, download it to my Mac, then burn a true HD DVD. That's it. I've been leaning towards the CAnon HV 30 because I've read it's simple, but not sure it's true HD. I've also read where the Canon HF10 is great, but then I get into the AVCHD compatibility/HD DVD burning issues. Can you good people please give a rookie some advice. I'm not stuck on these two cameras only, I just want to get it right as simply as possible. Thanks for the help.