Thank you, very helpful!
Thank you for the information! It's a lot to take in but it helps, I have almost everything except the better camcorder. I am currently looking at getting a Canon XL1 or XL2 (cheaper than a brand new camcorder for a young filmmaker) and just wasn't sure about the difference it makes to record on a MinDV vs an SD card. Your information cleared up a few other questions I had, too. Thank you for the help, it really is appreciated.