I have lots of Mini-DV tapes which are waiting to be edited, but until then take up lots of physical space. Since the recordings are digital I assume I'll somehow be able to copy them all over to hard drives and get rid of the tapes, then use them as sources for editing. How would I go about to do this? I also have many Hi-8 tapes and I know I can transfer them by outputting the video signal through a Mini-DV videocamera's video in (as far as I recall), then have it stream the signal digitally over to the Mac, but I'm not sure if it'll retain the "hidden" time and date information or not... As I haven't gotten round to editing I haven't bought any software either, but I have grown out of iMovie and assume I need to get something like Final Cut Pro X or similar. They're home/family videos so nothing very sophisticated, but good enough to get the job done without too much hassle.