I usually make my YouTube clips by pointing my camera at the TV and uploading the MPEG to YouTube directly (and if there's more than one MPEG, I edit them in Windows Movie Maker). For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr7Zgsyv0FY Recently I got the DVD-editing software, Nero. I noticed the ball does not come off as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMe1Lfr7o38 Nero is the only DVD-editing software I've tried; I'm guessing there are better ones because every once in a while I run across a tennis clip on YouTube where the quality is great. The camera I'm using is an Olympus EZ550. Its great feature is the zoom on pictures. It does not advertise anything special as far as its video feature. It's not a top of the line camera but it's not a cheaper model either. Feedback, suggestions, thoughts, etc.?