I am looking to purchase a memory card or flash based camera to purchase for friend who is an aspiring video director/writer as a bday gift. He prefers to use a flash based or memory card based camera as he/we do a lot of action and running shots. Size of the camera does not matter at all as long as it fits on a standard tripod with no issues. The key thing here would be imovie HD and FCE support. He/we are currently using a Canon S2 IS camera which surprisingly has good video quality. I guess you can say as long as the all around quality, color, and sound is better than the S2 IS it be nice. I was looking at the JVC GZ-MC200, as it uses CF and MicroHD cards. But, I am not sure on how friendly this is with imovie HD and FCE. I think I read it records in mpeg2 but I am not sure. Are they any other Cameras that are similar to this one. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.