I'd like to get some input here as I don't currently have an ipad or mackbook & I'm having a hard time envisioning the workflow needed to accomplish this. I'm needing to buy something portable to edit weekly instructional videos on. I just don't have time to complete this task at home anymore. I do have time randomly through the day/ week to knock some of this out though. Here's what I need to accomplish: 1). Transfer files from my Canon Vixia HF S20 relatively quickly without the use of a desktop. 2). Need to edit videos & upload to Dropbox 3). Post the video on a website using WordPress 4). Figure out internet access since at times I will have wifi access & other times I won't. Much of the editing is stuff that seems like both iMovie or Avid can handle. Occasionally I'd still I will need to do some editing on a desktop/ laptop so I can do more creative stuff with filters & effects for promo videos (so compatibility would be nice). IPad3 32 / 64gb or Mackbook Air or Mackbook Pro? I have roughly $900-1000 to spend & used or refurb is an option. OK, please discuss.... ---------- I firmly believe that simpler is better which makes me lean towards the iPad as it's quick, efficient, portable, good battery life which make it appealing. At the same time, I'd hate to make the purchase & realize I can't get done what I need to. Things like too many work-arounds or not enough memory/ processing power could make life miserable. This make a MBP appealing but it slower & I'm switching from windows to Mac so learning OSX will take a lot of time. The Mackbook Air seems like a nice compromise but again, I have no in-depth experience, just playing with friends who have them. Here's some of my initial thoughts to my own questions. Any input is appreciated. 1). Transfer files from my Canon Vixia HF S20 relatively quickly without the use of a desktop. - Camera Connection Kit should work but I'm not certain (what about file compatibility of AVCHD). - EyeFi Card (expensive for little storage) - Bluetooth video transfer maybe? 2). Need to edit videos & upload to dropbox - Their app seems to do a good job. 3). Post the video on a website using Wordpress I know WordPress has an app but it's sketchy sometimes & can just loose info for no reason. I'm not sure if it'll uploads videos from the app either. 4). Figure out internet access since at times I will have wifi access & other times I won't. - Obviously I could just get the LTE iPad & that solves that. - What about tethering from an iPhone?