I'm an intermediate video camera user... However, I'm looking to upgrade to digital so I can edit my Video on the computer. I was wondering what brand is the best, for value and quality of image and audio.

I dont want to spend $$$$$$$$ but I want it to be useful and not to go out of date as soon as I buy it. Do you think I should wait until the new DVD Handycams become cheaper or not worry about that because I can just put it on DVD later on?

Also, along with the camera I wanted to know what editing software is the best and looks most professional for PC?

Mr. Bond.