I'm currently using a Pentium 4 PC with an installed Pinnacle DV500 card for video editing. Outside of video editing, I exclusively use a Mac. Sadly though, my eMac can't match the PC for raw video editing power. I'm considering moving on to an Itel iMac. I'm not really concerned about the iMac from a software point of view (Final Cut fits my needs perfectly), but rather I'm a little concerned about the hardware. The DV500 card is an additional card to my systems graphics card. It renders video using the same encoding technology that exists inside DV camcorders, so there is no transcoding or recompression. A couple of years ago, this sort of additional hardware was fairly essential to produce near-broadcast quality video. I'm not really sure if that holds true today - I'm not much of a tech-head. I guess what I'm really asking is will I be able to get nearly the same commercial quality video on an iMac without this addtional hardware as a do on a PC with this hardware?