Ok, so the plan is to start a Digital Video Production class next year. I have never done anything with video, I teach primarily Adobe CS3. However, since I am the only technology teacher at the school, it falls upon me to figure it out. We have 36 iMacs (20 last generation 17" and 16 1st generation aluminum 20"). I am in the process of updating the RAM to 3GB and 4GB. Would we be better off getting a site license for Final Cut Pro ($4,999) and have students use it on the iMacs. Are the iMacs viable for this? I don't know about processing and storage (remember I am a complete nob to video). Or should we get (2) Mac Pros and (2) copies of Final Cut? Any suggestions on cameras? I was looking at the Panasonic AG-HMC70U or Panasonic AG-HMC15. Tapeless seems the wave of the future and with the budget cut for next year and beyond, tapes might be luxury we can't afford. I am trying to get this program started with the little slice of funds we have before everything gets cut. Any other info/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.