Hello board - newbie here, and it's all very impressive thus far! I've been playing around with video editing for a year or so now, and am getting hooked. However, I have one MAJOR frustration! I'm currently using a MiniDV camcorder (Sharp) which I'm reasonably happy with. The problem is that I live in the tropics and have, on too many occassions, lost tapes due to the heat and humidity. It's now common for them not to play in the camcorder after a week or so. I know I should shoot and immediately upload to PC - but that's often not possible/convenient. Any advice out there? If I buy a DVD camcorder, am I still able to upload the movies to PC for editing?