I'm looking to purchase a new camcorder. I am overwhelmed with what is out there. I do not know the first thing about editing, so I'm thinking I would like a miniDV so that I can have the tapes as masters. I would like to spend no more that $500. Any suggestions on brands? I have a imac Intel Core Duo running 10.4.11. I will be filming mostly sports and family stuff and eventually I would like to edit and make movies. Thanks for your advice!!