I have 12 miniDV tapes I'd like to preserve. These are the originals from the videographer who did my wedding, so they are quite important. I would like to import these onto an external hard drive somehow. I don't have a MiniDV camera, but can borrow one. I have both an XP machine with Premiere Pro and a MacMini G4 with iMovie (can probably borrow a friend's copy of FCP). I have the 90min video from the videographer, but one day I would like to edit a 6-hour version of the wedding for the parents. (They're Chinese and want to remember everything; if you're asian, you'll know what I mean). I have not decided how I'm going to do this project software-wise or hardware-wise yet. So my question is this: what is the best way to backup these tapes while giving me the hardware/software flexibility I'll need in the future? Is there a pure MiniDV file format I can use or something?