Just back from the Chicago HD Expo where I learned enough about the need for a 10 bit color 4:2:2 quality editing environment to believe HDV and even SD editors will NEED to have the upcoming Apple co-developed with AJA io HD Apple Pro Res 422 (APR422) hardware transcoder to do a really professional effective job going forward. Best news of all is that ProMax is offering a FREE FCS2 upgrade with the purchase of the AJA io HD for the list of $3,495 until Sunday June 31st. That will save you either $499 or $699, depending on your situation, bringing the real price of this new must have peripheral down to as low as $2,796 for those of you who didn't do the last upgrade to 5.1 UB. What a deal. The AJA io HD is really about how to move all your legacy assets as well as 8 bit 4:2:0 HDV footage up to the APR422 format that will allow us all to edit and enhance both lower fidelity source material as well as the highest end HD into a finished product that can match all professional HD formats on their technical terms with nothing more than a simple FW800 connection. This unique tool will pay for itself in time saved transcoding all sorts of material into and out from the revolutionary APR422 Codec it stores in silicon, thus allowing lowly HDV and SD formats to enter your Mac Pro or MacBook Pro editing Macs as far more robust video ready for everything you can throw at it and still end up with a very high quality HD product - as good as possible and still be broadcast HD compatible in spite of how it was shot and stored in the first place. I'm starting this thread so we can have a place for AJA io HD owners to meet and share experience with this unique product. Anyone else here like me think this is one of those revolutionary must have devices for video editing moving forward?