I am the mum of an autistic boy of 15. His joy is to video using his Sony 8mm Handicam then play this back through the TV using the camera and record his efforts onto video tape, recording snippets of himself talking inbetween ( a bit like "you've been framed " you see the clips then the host does a chatty thing !!!) My question is : this seems a labourious way to do things, surely there must be, out there somewhere, a home editing kit where he could do this " film making " much easier? I would be grateful for some help and advice on: a) what is it I'm looking for? b) how much will I be looking to spend? c) where am I looking to get one? d) Is there an alternative i.e. perhaps something he could use that incoporates his PC? Also, as I'm only a "girlie" ,what is an ipod? and would my son benefit from one of these. He currently carries a CD player and headphones ( and not the in-the-ear kind) around wherever he goes. Using an ipod could he record his favourite music onto this item instead? and is it smaller than a CD player. Thank you if you've taken time to read this. I appreciate any help you can give me.