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What Griz said and; If you’re doing this on the cheap and want to learn the interface quick, roll with Vegas Studio products. Save you some cash, you’ll learn the Vegas line’s interface so when you outgrow Studio moving into Vegas, ACID and Soundforge won’t be any stretch. You might want to put some of the cash you save into a prosumer camera rig. For SD I’d roll with a Canon GL2 or XL2. Both do progressive frames (24p) and are bothinexpensive and serious cameras. For HD, it really depends on your budget. Just about anything decent with as you say ‘good audio’ will run $3k – $5k.Truthfully, you don’t need HD to post on the web. If you shoot SD at the highest resolution your sofware allows (Vegas does 10-bit) then usesolid compression sofware like Cleaner or Sorenson Squeeze, then you’re onlinevideo will look damn good anyway.