Dear colleagues, as I am thinking of buying a new camcorder I have the following in mind: 1. I consider high definition very seriously as it 's the technology trend 2. I would prefer the hard disk as the recording media since you get rid of the recording tapes. SONY and CANON use the AVCHD format. My question is the following: when I want to connect the camera to a PC to download the material to the PC for storage / editing etc, how is this process being made ? Does the PC see the camera as a hard disk and you can just copy the files to PC, or the PC needs to have a special software loaded in order to get the AVCHD files from the camera ? Thanks in advance.