Hi there, First off let me apologize for the length of this post. I SCOURED the internet trying to find some answers to a complex problem that needs your input... Background: I made the switch from PC to MAC 8 days ago. I'm a longtime PC user (former network administrator) and so far the MAC is superior in almost every regard. To say I'm impressed would be an understatement - I'm loving my new setup. I have a i7 MBP w/ 8GB RAM and Aperture 3 installed to organize my photo library. In my PC days I took over 40K photos, all in JPG and also some movies in various formats (all of which the MAC can now read thanks to Perian). Image and movie folder management on the PC was was very simple, I used a hierarchy like this: [My Photos folder] -Brazil, Porto de Galinas - JUN 2009 - Day Trip to Beach -Originals -Best -Japan, Tokyo - JUL 2008 - Tokyo Tower -Originals -Best -Thailand, Pattaya - JAN 2010 - Girls -Originals -Best ... Also, in many of the "best" folders I have movies that I took in those locations "shoots". When I wanted to see images and videos I used Windows Explorer and just browsed to that folder and viewed the pics and/or videos. I begin showing people my collection within 10 seconds using all keyboard shortcuts. On to the Questions: 1. How do I "import" my 197 folders "shoots" into Aperture and still maintain the folders? 2. Instead, should I just allow Aperture to use the internal managed library instead? 3. What about my movies I have? If I allow Aperture to manage my library where should I put my movies for easy access? 4. How would you recommend I organize/use my MAC with my digital photo/video collection like I did on my PC? Thanks for your time and valuable imput!