Ok, as I ready myself to pay homage to the Intel Overlords - I am ready to add to my Mac computer needs/desires. Most everything I do is OK with the systems I have. The following areas are the ones I would like to see a BIG performance increase in. Right now my G4's (1ghz to 1..25ghz) are serving me OK. If there were an area that I would like to see a good boost in is in the converting of AVI and MPG videos to DVD through iDVD. Some now take 12 to 24 hours to complete. So the question here is, would I see better performance in this task with a dual PM verses an iMac G5? The way the specs and pricing are on the iMac's at this point - I think that this may be the best option till the Macintels come online. I am a photographer that recently upgraded to CS2. But the Barefeat benchmarks on the MP PS filters/actions don't make me swoon about the performance. In someways I am hoping that Core Images will see new life for the likes of Photoshop with the Intel based Mac's. I also want to get into iChat Av. iSight seems cool enough. But for about double the price I an opportunity to get a Canon ZR series MiniDV Camcorder. I did some searching on the Apple site, and came up empty about using a camcorder as webcam. So any suggestions and/or comments about the two "bothersome" areas and the best Mac solution at this point?