First there was no indication in the requirements that my computer configuration would not be adequate . I have a fairly modern and pretty fast G5 Mac and it was not powerful enough to run smooth playback of this HD Camcorder. I only found this out by contacting tec support at FlipVideo. The company I bought it from was very understanding and I was able to return the machine for a full refund. Thanks for that. I felt the screen was too small and there is a lot of shake at this high resolution. The camera did work fine on my Sony HD TV (smooth playback) but that is just an upscaled composite input not true HD. I also found the led buttons on the back too bright, distracting. The software is quite good for organizing shots and archiving material but beware of moving anything to a place of your own. If you loose the link the computer can not play back your clip. You have to move the clip back to it's original position.