Phototeacher, welcome! I've moved your thread into the Video forum. Take a look around, make yourself at home and I hope you get the help you need. If you stick around, it would be great if you'd stop by the Welcomes and Introductions forum. Hoping you do decide to become more involved here.
I will look into using motion JPEG, but liked the idea of using less memory card space by using AVCHD Lite. Not having a super-fast computer, converting formats might be too much of a task for it!
Thanks for the replies, I look forward to joining in more discussions on these forums.