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DVD camcorders are not the right choice for an editing format. You should look into a mini dv camera if you want to edit. DVD cameras are great for people shooting their family christmas or vacation (you can pop it in to any stand alone player and watch right away) but not a good choice for the editing enthusiest. I say this mainly because video encoded to a dvd is in an mpeg compressed format, much lower quality than DV footage found even on cheaper mini dv cams. Keep looking, and let us know what you end up going with.