Hi, As a hobby 3-4 years ago I was into video shooting football matches (soccer) using a Canon XL1 that I purchased from friend and editing video on my iMac and powerbook using Final Cut Pro. As it was a hobby and i only really shot football so i could not really justify owning an XL1 so I sold it. Now though i'm looking to purchase for the same reason to shoot football matches, a camcorder in the price range of £750 ( 1500dollars ) using my macbookpro, imovie hd or finalcut express for editing. The video footage will be used by the players and team for training analysis so i need to give them footage maybe in dvd format but i would also like to edit the match into 3 minute highlights and post on the internet. What would people now recommend in todays market for a camcorder to do this with full mac compatibility. In my xl1 days i could record onto mini dv but at the same time through-record onto my laptop for editing using firewire and FCP What my main aim now is to capture the match and provide full match coverage so i can give to the team to analyze ( i would rather give them this unedited so I dont need to spend a lot of time on giving them footage), but then also have the facility to edit the footage on my laptop into the 3 minute highlights. Can anyone recommend please a good camcorder for this purpose.