from looking through the forums, it seems there are a lot of people looking for something similar, one of the issuses though is there is a big gap between the camera techies and the computer techies. and most filmmakers just either find the money to buy the "proper" equipment, or they don't. and if you have the money to test out multiple options and start modding you'd prolly just buy it out right and not monkey with it. i'm going to have some long talks with one of my more experienced camera friends and see what i can find out. if i can figure out a cheaper efficient mod, then i'll be the big man in town. i intend to use these cameras even when they become "obselete".