once more into the fray, I picked up a nice shiny new http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=30 (THANKS DOPERS!!!) which shoots some down right astounding hidef 1080p footage that makes me feel all funny in the pants.
the problem I have, using Sony Vegas I cannot get it to load an files over roughly 2 gigs/20min from this camera. I also cant figure out what search phrase I need to locate the setting I need to adjust or hack I need to download or whatever I need to do to make this damn thing work. since a large number of the files I want to edit are 40+ min long this is getting frustrating fast.
(seriously thanks to whatever doper suggested the GoPro, that thing friggin rocks.)