Well, its almost that stage in my training where I start sharing what innovations and give back to the community as far as thought process goes. I'll need both a camera and a video recorder in the next 6 months so here are my questions: I need them to do a few things, first off the camera. I need to be able to take semi-professional quality shots at night that capture BOTH end-frame still and long exposure but only to light, that way i can have a good picture of myself while tracing glow or fire around me before that shot. Example: I also need a decent video cam and am wondering how high the quality needs to be before i can appreciate it. If it's not too much to ask, please contribute advice, prices or models to this as it's all kind of a rough draft right now.