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There is a reliable software and hardware solution for recording/ editing DV, in the new iMacs and apple desktop computers. The $1200 iMacs have DV i/o and a very slick consumer video editing program. Of course Media Cleaner Pro will do a very good job output just about any web format you could want. Macs are commonly used for this sort of work.