I have an Canon VIXIA HF10 and Final cut express, I am looking to upgrade the quality of my short films and can only spend around 300 or 400 dollars. So here is my question, should I get a shot gun mic with that money? Or should I get the Production Premium CS4 for that, I can do this for so cheap because I have a friend who works at Adobe and can get it for me for cheap. Originally I was going to get CS4 because I could get it for such a good deal, my camcorder shoots in AVCHD and FCE doesn't natively support that and so it spends forever converting it to Apple intermediate codec or whatever, I know how to use all the programs included in the suite except for illustrator, I love visual effects I think it's really fun, and a mic is boring But using the on camera mic is terrible, and Final cut express is pretty good, it's not like I have iMovie 08 or some terrible thing like that. So I was wondering what do you guys think? Should I get the Production Premium for cheap or get a shot gun mic and use a broom stick for a boom?