Just ordered the new Sony HDR-HC7 HDV Camcorder from ProVantage in North Canton Ohio for only $1137.81 plus $12.95 shipping to CA. Almost everyone else is selling it for $1399 list or no less than about $1289 do it's a real bargain at almost 20% off from ProVantage. We may have to wait a few more days since this camera is just now making its way into distribution. This past week is the first when reports of it hitting some stores and reaching homes of the most eager buyers who paid list plus tax no doubt. So I hope this thread can help everyone who buys this camera work with their Macs. I have G5 Quad and Final Cut Studio. I will also be buying the 8 core Dual Clovertown Mac Pro as soon as it is announced. I am a charter DV Videographer since October 1995 and wrote the first published review of the Sony VX-1000 DV Camcorder for DV Magazine which appeared in the February 1996 issue. This will be my first HDV camcorder. I've been patiently waiting for all the features that are in the HC7 to come together. Here's a link to the Camcorderinfo.com First Impression Preliminary Review. One of the most deceiving aspects of this camera is its size: Weight: 1 lb. 6 oz. (650g) with tape and supplied battery Measurements: 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" (82 x 82 x 138mm) Update From My Post #50: Anyone who has this camera or who is interested in perhaps buying one or who can help owners use it with their Macs is welcome here. I have a lot more to share but I'll save it for more posts soon enough.