Hi all. I am not familiar with filming and / or editing(did some really easy and short presentation with win.movie maker but thats all). I want to make a video of myself to remember my intense training for an Ironman event. I will shoot small 5-10 second shots of training. I want to include macro shorts(not sure if that's the term used in video, I know there is a term for still pictures) and also music of course along with some still pix from the race itself. I have an uncle with a good HD camera(not sure of the make and type I can give you that info if it's needed). What I wanted to know was- * is there an option of shooting "macro" video with all cameras? (i.e focusing on one object while another object is blurred). * are there special / recommended settings for a camera? I want to make a file similar to this one: (everything will be the same except there will be still pix of the race instead of videos). thanks a lot!!