Hi all I already have a Panasonic HD camcorder and I am in the process of buying a new laptop. My old loaptop was not fast enough to play the HD content without stuttering (not sure what the correct term is). I have never edited any video before so I am a complete newcomer to this. I am in the process of downloading the free trial version of Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum Production Suite 11. I will look and see how user friendly this is and I am quite happy to buy it if it looks useable at my level of inexpertise! My question is, do I still need to install the Panasonic HD Writer software to transfer the movie content from camcorder to laptop or will the Vegas Movie Studio program take care of all that? Thanks in advance.