I'm trying to avoid using tape. I need about 2 hours recorded each week, (taping church services). I've been changing tape, capturing, editing, then burning the dvd. Time consuming. And then only occasionally does someone request a copy of a service.
With the pioneer I'd hoped to turn on the camera, direct feed raw footage to the pioneer's HDD, and then burn a dvd each week for the library. If a request came in for a particular week I could reload that dvd to the pioneer HDD, send it to the mac's imovie program, edit and burn.
We're getting into doing commercials and events and I'm trying to make the weekly service thing as simple as possible.