A few months ago I asked this forum for recommendations to convert my DVDs, mostly educational ones, to Quicktime for convenience, smaller file sizes and ease of sharing. I followed your recommendations and used Handbrake and was very pleased with the results. For the first time last night I used iMovie to edit a few them, mostly just combining a few short clips, less than 3 minutes each, and was disappointed in the huge amount of time that it took - almost 45 minutes to combine less than 6 minutes of video. And to make matters worse, it also degraded the video quality trashing Handbrake's outstanding video conversions. For ease of use and in order to speed up this entire process I realize that the free apps aren't going to cut it for me, so I don't mind buying some apps if it makes my job faster and easier. Keeping in mind that I have very limited knowledge about video editing and encoding, coupled with the fact that I don't need complicated edits and mixing, what are the best video apps for my needs? Educational pricing for Avid's Media Composer is about the same price as FCProX. Sure I won't use more than 1% of what these programs offer, but my kids will make use of them plus the fast rendering and encoding times alone are worth it to me. For my needs, which one is faster and/or easier to use, Avid of FCPro? Do I need Compressor4 if I get FCPro? And lastly, does Avid Media include Compressor like functions in it, or do I need a separate app for those features too? Thanks in advance for your help and patience in helping this old fogey sort through these myriad options.