I have never shot video before on a digital camera other than an mpeg file or two with a point and shoot camera I had a few years ago. I currently have a 3 month old G5 kit I am not happy with (long story), and in lieu of selling it for a ridiculously low price or giving it to my kids who have little/no interest in photography I'm thinking about maybe using it as a video camera. Where do I start? The instruction manual is equally frustrating as the G5 itself, so I would like to know if there are any basic video books or online tutorials I can read to familiarize myself with the basics on how to shoot video. I don't have any intentions on aspiring to shoot anything remotely close to professional video as that is a high level art form unique unto itself which requires years of dedication to master. All I want to do is to shoot and edit the occasional family road trips. Also, I don't want to spend money on an expensive video editing program (Adobe is at the bottom of my "like" list after their decision to squeeze us out of monthly payments in order to access newer versions of Photoshop). So, any suggestions for a complete video newbie would be greatly appreciated.