Hello all. I just bought a Sony DCR-HC42 yesterday and I am confused by a few things. (I have already visited www.digitalvideoclub.com, and it is a good site for info, but it did't quite answer all my questions.) 1. What is the advantage of a Digital Camcorder? I thought that the way this would work would be like a digital camera. I would take the (moving) pictures with the digital camcorder and then be able to transfer the files over to my computer. Instead, I have to stream the video to my computer and record it as it is being streamed. Why is this? How is it different than streaming analog to the computer? 2. Image size (resolution). I am currently using USB (I told you I just bought the camera yesterday I haven't had a chance to buy a firewire card) and the resolution is pretty crappy. Would I see hugely improved resolution (larger image w/out degredation) with firewire? 3. I already own NERO for it's cd-burning tools. Is Nero's video editing software better than the one that comes with WIN XP? 4. I game on my computer, so I need my O/S hard drive to be FAT32 formatted. However, if there is a 2GB file size limitation I will need a NTFS formatted hard drive. If I purchase a new drive just for video formatting, what is a good size (GB) to get? Also, has anyone used a FAT32 drive for video editing? Can you just break the movie down into 2GB chunks to work with? Thanks in advance.