I am brand new to video. I am starting a personal history business recording chapters of life for preservation. Am working to learn how to use videocam to record the individual and/or family interviews and then will edit them adding music, stills, audio. So I've studied and researched MANY cameras. I have come to the conclusion to start with a middle of the road one that covers all my basic needs. The Panasonic HDC TM 700 seems to have great reviews on many sites. Does anyone have anything really negative to say about it? After I get a camera then I'll come back and ask about editing programs when I've researched them.