I have been looking around and have the above mentioned device. Its a wonderful little camera and have never had any problems with it. However I am thinking about creating videos straight to the computer. I dont know if this is possible, because i looked around and it doesn't actually show up as a video capture plug and play device when i plug it in. Not sure if this is how its supposed to be or not.

If anyone knows differently or im just not using it correctly, can someone bonk me on the head and tell me differently?

The way i understand it is that it records to the HDD of the camera already precompressed and all that. The only thing left to do is edit the video on the computer.