Right folks, here is my problem. I am an unhappy windows user. I am currently working on a summer school in the UK and have been approached about making a video for it (i do proffesional video editing on the side!) Anyway, my employer is considering buying a mac for me to use to make the video. Obviously the options of purchasing fcp or even fc express are not valid. So my query is about the workings of iMovie. I am used to working on fairly high powered hardware based systems (Media 100). So my first question is, when clips are placed on the timeline, can they be trimmed there, or do they have to be opened individually? Secondly, with the clips on the timeline, can you simply press the play button and preview your edit (not including effects/transitions etc) or do you have to wait for rendering. If so, how quick would, for example, an average iBook be at rendering. I only ask this as i have seen some windows packages which do not allow playback straight from the timeline. I realise that it would be really easy if i had a mac to simply sit down and check this, but i am not so lucky! Fingers crossed! Thanks in advance for all your help.