OK jonnytub, I've just ordered it. Better be good. BTW I got the cam as you said from Ebay on Tuesday (yesterday) and it arrived today. I ordered a PCMCIA card from Dabs 4 hours latter and that also arrived in the same post. Now thats service.
I have Studio 8,it was working great and then decided to crash at the splashscreen when launching(after I had transfered 20Gb's to hdd)I then had to d/l the latest incarnation of MovieMaker to complete the vid operations.
I have Sonic MyDVD,but haven't gotten round to using it yet.
I usually transfer the vid with MM and then render it with TMPGenc.