OK... I am working on a photo montage video for this weekend, and I decided to build this one in high definition, just to see how it looks and to have a good sample. I scanned all the photos at 800dpi to make sure I had plenty of resolution to work with, and set up a 1080i sequence in FCP to start building it. And it's moving VERY slow... FCP is very unresponsive and sluggish, and it's telling me that it will take an hour to render just 6 keyframed photos! I've always been told that the G5s could easily work with HD content... I didn't think photos would be any different. Now I am able to finish the project, but I would like to know if theres anything I can do (tweak settings, maybe?) to speed up the workflow? I'm working on a Dual 2.0ghz G5 with 4GB RAM... Thanks!