Ok here is the deal. This question may not exaclty be macrumors material but I know many members here are well educated in the use of more than just macs. I had a very poor run of luck getting a working powermac G5 and I needed a computer for work to have at home (they gave me a laptop but it is just not very good). I decided to just get a dual core Pentium D PC with a gig of DDR2 dual channel ram and a 160GH Serial ATA hard drive. The machine also has a Radeon X600 256MB Graphics card. However, I am also considering ordering an iBook 12" to replace the 500MHz iBook I have right now for when I travel (PC laptops just piss me off too much to use). Now that I have given some background oh my hardware here is the question. The company I work for acts as a general contractor for very very large projects (thinks stadiums, arenas, international airports, large hotels, etc..) and they often find the need to create videos for tradeshows and what not. Right now they pay someone to create these things and they pay him quite a bit. If I could prove to them I could create something similar I could not only push for an increase in salary but also push for a nice mac here at work from which to work. The videos look fancy but I know at the heart of it the software is the key. Basically the video has fancy eye candy in the backgroud (for example like different shades of blue circles morphing or water drops creating a fun effect) and then the images of our projects come in and out of the video with cool looking transitions. There is also text that comes and goes along with music but that is pretty much it. Is there software that I could use right now on the PC (since that is what I have at home and what is the only thing used at work with the exception of one mirrored door unit)? Also, is there software that works on both platforms that will do what I need so if I can get them to get me a mac then I will not have to relearn something? Finally... if there is no cross-platform software is there something for PC that is similar to what you would reccomend for mac that would get me started? If I could bring these videos in-house then I could GREATLY reduce the budget for this kind of thing for the company. I know there are many very talented video editors and content creators on these forums so I turn to you all for advice. Thank you very much in advance for reading through my long post Oh and I'm using a Dell 2005FPW 20" widescreen monitor and a Dell 1905FP 19" monitor in a dual setup in case that matters. Thanks!