I have a few different questions that I would like others options on. I am looking into buying a new camera and am wondering if I should get HD? I know that I will record in standard most of the time (due to putting it on dvd) but when I record in HD is there a way to keep it HD? What is the point in spending the money if I have to convert it back down to put on a DVD. I have a Macbook pro 15in and FCE 4 and I looked into getting a external Blu-Ray burner. Do these burners write video or just data? I don't think its worth it to buy HD if I can't watch it from a blu-ray in HD. Any insight? Also I was looking into AVCHD but am wondering about log and transfer times. I know FCE converts them both but is one better? I think I'm leaning towards the Canon Vixia HF S100(AVC) if anyone knows if it works well with FCE I know the HF100 does but not sure on the HF S100. Also the Panasonic HDC-TM300 but it's a little bit higher in price.