I have been watching the steady progress in High Definition video over the past few years. We were very early adopters of the HDTV systems from DirecTV and Comcast, and we have enjoyed lots of HD video over the air for a long time now.But until very recently, HD video creation was the domain of TV stations with two-comma budgets. Now that has all changed. The emergence of the Blu-Ray and HD DVD formats (good grief…why two?) and sub-$1,000 HD cameras has made it possible for mere mortals with single-comma budgets to produce videos in true High Definition.So, after sitting patiently and watching the progress, I decided that it was time to experiment and sink one of my hard-earned commas into HD.I purchased the Canon HG10 from B&H Photo for just under $800 with free overnight shipping. I’ll write up my thoughts on the camera soon once I play some more with it. But the bottom line is this: while it’s still very costly from a software, hardware and time standpoint. It is possible for us, the technological proletariat, to make really pretty videos.Photo courtesy of Canon, Inc.