I know very little about Video cameras and am looking for an inexpensive, less than $250 just to make videos of landscapes and my dogs, nothing that will be published. I was on Amazon and found one that would fill the bill but when I read the reviews one said that it was not compatible with a Mac. and he had to do all kind of things and use different software to edit his film and move it to his Mac. Naive as I am about this I thought that I could do the same with a video camera as I do with my digital cameras, just pull the SD card and put it into my card reader and load it into either iMovie or iDVD instead of iPhoto as I do with my camera. Is that not the case? I don't want to buy editing software as I am not going to make any real movies just some stuff for my own records of our travels and personal stuff. Also if anyone can recommend a camera that would fill my needs I would greatly appreciate that you post that information.