I saw another thread like this but I don't have the capabilities to do Blue-Ray, nor could I ever play it back if I wanted to. I am going to start exporting some projects of personal footage over the past couple years and I want some advice on how to archive it. Right now, everything is on my MBP hard-drive. I have a 500GB drive with a FW800 enclosure coming tomorrow. I plan to move all my projects and "FCP/iMovie Events" over to the external, and leave all the exported/finalized footage over on the external drive as well. I'd like to keep a copy of all the raw footage, as well as the edited projects. I can burn DVD's since I have a very large stack of them, a 4.7GB a piece. Now how should I go about doing this, should I just burn them as data discs or make them playable through a DVD player? I want to keep this as lossless as possible, I don't care to compress much of my footage. I know a BluRay would be easier, but I just don't have the money right now after purchasing the enclosure/drive. I loved how AVCHD is so compressed, but is lossless, it really is a nice codec in my opinion. Now onto a few FCPX questions: 1) How do I do cross-disolve on two audio tracks right next to each other, I right clicked and pressed cross dissolve, but nothing happens. 2) How can I view my background tasks at all times? Can I stop this background rendering, it slows down my workflow sometimes because I cannot playback, edit. 3) Running a 2011 highend 15", I'm surprised how slowed down FCPX makes my computer, why is this? I have trouble believing that FCPX runs well on Macs a couple years older if I'm noticing a little bit of a slow down. My free ram drops to about 300MB when I'm using the app, would adding more ram help? 4) What is the highest quality FCPX export setting/format/method?