this afternoon i received the sony dcr-hc40 i had ordered earlier this week. it’s definately cool. this is the first part of the previously discussed video eqipment has arrived. i now have to wait until at least tomorrow before receiving the pinnacle studio 9 software, but it could be until monday. i can’t start seriously playing with this stuff until then. i’ll keep you updated on how this stuff works. i figure my learning this stuff is as good of example of an “everyman” learning it because i’m not that video literate.