Well, im not very new to Video editing... been doining for a few years. However I am in a broadcast communication class/club at my High School. We have Windows machines running Adobe Premire Pro. We have four for our news storys that we can use individually. But to put an entire newscast together we use our "big premire" which is a Windows 2k computer with Adobe Premier (one of the slightly older versions) and most all of our computers bug out and one time or another. Our "big premire" that we call because it has a 500GB HD, has pretty good stats but it is not common to see people getting P'oed at it because it wont capture right or if it does it wont get sound, or video, . Annoys me TO DEATH. Im looking at saving up in the program to get us a new iMac, upgraded to a Gig to 2 gigs of ram, with a larger hard drive and with Final Cut Pro HD, wich is somewhat simmlar to Premire. My question, how much trouble do you have with "big editors"? To recap: Our HS has a buggy Windows 2K computer with Adobe thats a pain, we make Newscats of about 40minutes in length. How much trouble do you get editing with your Final Cut on high powered macs?