The Sony Handycam you speak of is the one I personally own. In the last
school year I had videotaped a few school presentations. I then downloaded
the presentation via fire wire to the Mac to edit in iMovie. I was then able
to add titles, music and credits and give a finished product back to the
classes who did the presentations. I have seen other art teachers videotape
guest artists who come in to do presentations and demonstrations. This way
everything can be documented for future classes to see in months or years to
come. Hope this helps.