Here's the second of the tests, the file size came out kinda big (about 44 megs from the camera). hmmm.
I used FCP for the first one, but obviously i won't have access to that on the road.
this second one i'm using iMovie. i ended up using the CD ROM export option and a Quicktime codec. it's the only one that made the file dimensions 320x240.
(enjoy the royalty free sound FX).
i figure i'll have to use the windows Movie Maker (blah) when we're on the road. it'll be interesting to see the results though.