Video is entirely new to me. My camera experience is with a SLR. I bought my first video camera during Christmas '08. I stuck with tape since it was still highly recommended although I'm still not sure if it was the best choice for me. My camera is a Canon Vixia HV30, which was highly recommended. I haven't really spent much time taping much so far but now that summer is almost here I will probably get it out a lot more.