Hi all, i work for building survey company and we want to get a system in place whereby we shoot internal/external shots of buildings (total prob about 10mins) and want to send them to our drawing resource centre in india...

sounds simple, as i am an ex video editor (and would just use sony vegas and mpeg it) however there are a few blocks in place so......

1) we cannot install software editing/mpeging etc onto our work pcs
2) we need file sizes to be quite small for uploading/emailing
3) needs to be very user friendly AND quick for some of our non techinnical guys/girls

my initial thought was a small sony hd camera for about 500quid, however the file sizes are still massive, then i thought about the "cheapo" supposedly hd mini camcorders for abour 200quid which apparently are 'ideal for youtube' etc ??? any ideas on what we can do ?? also are digital cameras (slrs) suitable as i no some of these shoot hd 720p which should be fine.....and would also give us some excellent quality stills (and some lens choices)...your thoughts are welcome as we are stumped at the moment !!! many thanks, glen franklin.