Sorry for the noobie question but.. I've gone through all the FAQ's and searched around the forum and on other websites to learn as much as I can about the HV30. What are the essentials that i'll need to know about before buying one? I'm going to be purchasing the PAL version as I live in the UK.
Also, what basic equipment will I need? I'll get a tripod and a mic, what else would I need as a beginner? (Matte box, DOF adapter etc.)