exactly what I was looking for
boya84, this is exactly the kind of help I was hoping for. Thank you for that.
I've made some home videos before on my older Sony Camcorder. It broke (LCD stopped "D"ing) and I haven't made one in a couple years. I do have a couple back up drives for my iMac. A 1TB and a 250GB (I think). Will report back with more details as I move along in the process.
Moderator of frequent travelers of this forum: should I continue on with this thread or start a new one as the topic evolves? Thank you all.