This probably explains my other request in this thread more fully. I'm not looking for a discussion on the merits of Mac v pc - I have a specific issue if I change from pc to Mac. I've been editing video on pc's for well over a decade and used to a multiplicity of file types etc. The pc on which I'm typing this is 'life expired' and I have an opportunity to change to Mac but think I've hit a brick wall with file types which would keep me pc-based. I'm fortunate enough to sell small quantites of video to a publisher. Since the advent of HD, they want video files supplied to them on a usb stick. They are pc-based as a business and have other contributors so I can't force them to go Mac, I have to fit in with them. As they assemble footage from a number of sources, editing for me is a doddle, I simply stream the video from my camcorder onto my pc via firewire and it's stored on my pc hard drive as .m2t file type. I copy the file to my usb flash drive and post it to them. I don't need to edit anything. They don't want edited footage as they will do it when combined into their process. For MY OWN video jobs it's a different matter and I use various filetypes and am quite amenable to changing to a Mac. Now here's where the problems arise. It seems to me that a Mac saves streamed data as .mov and getting it out of .mov format is the stumbling block as it's all proprietary code. There seem to be any number of progs for sale that convert from one filetype to another and plenty of pc-filetypes can be converted TO .mov - converting FROM .mov seems to be whole different issue. I currently use Sony Vegas on my pc. As I understand iMovie is much too basic for my needs so I'd be looking for something like Final Cut or at least something better than iMovie for my own productions. However I'm gtting really stuck trying to find anything that will definitely convert .mov to .m2t - clearly spending £1.5k or more on a decent Mac isn't practical unless I'm sure I can get some workable fix. Does anyone have any experience of this problem?