I've been using Ulead to edit video - its fabulous. Very easy to learn, so now editing home video is a sinch. So the problem is I've been using a friend's Mini DV camera, but mine is an 8MM Samsung. Its a great camera, but its not digital, so I need a converter to put videos on my hard drive for editing in Ulead. I've been looking at the Plextor PX-AV100U ... seems like the best value for the buck, and I have the right processor to handle it. I have a couple questions though - since this convertor comes with some editing software called DivX - which I already know I don't want to use, can I still capture video with it and edit in Ulead? Also, what am I sacrificing here since the price is so much lower than other models? Picture quality? Transfer speed? Is another product worth paying the extra cash for? Thanks for your help! (much appreciated from a video editing novice) Oh, one more question. The Plextor site says that this devise "automatically compresses into the MPEG-1 (Video CD) or MPEG-2 (DVD) format while it is being recorded to your PC, saving you lots of time and hard disk space." Well that's great, but I import AVI files to Ulead now, so is MPEG-2 going to work in Ulead?