I have been editing for a long time with DV tape, but will need to go HD at some time. I have one HD camera now, that will take tapes, but when I buy a second (I film with two at once) I am concerned what to do. There seems very little left using HDV tapes, and everyone says things are hard to edit from the DVD and Hard drive ones. I wanted to get another Sony A1e, but they seem to be discontinued! Am I still best with tapes? I dont like quality loss or compression, which is why I have stuck faithfully to tapes for all my SD work. The only compression is when making the final DVD. I really want to keep it this way!! Or are there any hard drive cameras that will film in full non compressed format? With the size of drives these days, I cant see why this would be a problem. Sd was only 13GB per hour, so can you get a hard drive that will take HDV format the same as a tape? I dont mind playing and capturing, I am not bothered about the time involved if it saves compression. Also, will I capture using firewire/ilink the same as I do now with SD tapes? I am looking to edit with Vegas. I use Adobe Premier now, but will need new software for HD and no way can I afford Adobe!!! Sorry if this is all a bit generalised, but I just want general answers at this stage. I have been editing a long time now, but going HD is really new to me, so excuse me if I seem not very clued up on things that may be obvious to you. That said, I have a powerful machine that can hack it, but a confirmed PC user and am allergic to apples, except the edible variety so please dont try to push me down that route! Basicaaly, best format for HD lossless editing, how is it captured, and best machine to buy (top budget for camera is around two thousand pounds) Thanks so much!