Well folks, I took a dive off the deep end and bought Final Cut Express 4 and loaded it onto my new MacBook Pro Intel i7. I finally made the jump up. But with that jump comes growing pains. FCE is overwhelming, lots of knobs and buttons everywhere, so I'm sure it will take me a while to understand its advantages over the iMovie series I took for granted. So here's my first problem - I started a new "DV NTSC 48KHz" project in FCE because I can't find an option to select something natural for 16:9 aspect (widescreen) footage. Am I overlooking something or should I be selecting something different? My second problem, which is part of the first - I have about 15 hours of footage shot with a Cannon HDD Standard Def camcorder that captured footage in 16:9 widescreen aspect (not 4:3 SD aspect - I specifally set it for 16:9 aspect SD). No, the Cannon is not a High Def camcorder; it only records in Standard Def. But it captures widescreen. So with that said, what setting am I supposed to select in the FCE "Easy Set-up" console to maintain 16:9 sequences for my project? If I stick to a "DV NTSC 48KHz" project, FCE ingests my 16:9 footage anamorphically into 4:3 which I just cannot tolerate. Isn't there a way to avoid this "anamorphing" altogether???