Thanks, John and JP.
I use a Panasonic GS 250 MiniDV. It has a macro setting on it, but I don't use it. It's just capable of focusing in real close. My older videos from 2 years ago were shot with the same camera, but were processed using the software that came with the camera. I now use Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0, and, as you can tell, the software can make a difference.