The bullet points below, which I'm due to expand upon/modify. If your're going to be at the World Editors Association gathering in Sweden I'll see you then.
A forum has been launched for the gathering, but I'd look forward to meeting just as well.
Below are Dunkley’s recommendations for equipment, although he insists that any lightweight HD camera, PC and film editing software will do for beginners. Flash Media software is more esthetic than Windows Media Player or Quicktime, but all have the same basic functionality.