Ok well basically I have used Vegas Video sincce version 3.0 for quite some time. I really REALLY like it and I am used to it of course. Now I switched to Mac because I have always pref'd Mac laptops. (My first laptop was a Powerbook 5300cs and from there I have owned almost every model up through the iBook G4 and TiBooks.) However nothing is close to being familure in FCP. I am used to the following and I am looking for some basic guidence on where these changes are in FCP so I can get back to playing around again. With Vegas Video I would have a section called media files. These were all the files I was using in the current clip I was making. Some did not even get used but were there for source video mainly or if I did decided to change to an idea I had with them. I could Flag points of interest that I felt might be a good scene to use in my video. I could select Audio and Video or just Video (Or just Audio for that matter). I could edit these clips at any time and it did not affect the source video it just put it into my main selection. (This is the biggest problem I have FCP does not seem to be anything like this) In FCP I can not just select Video and the editor opens up Quicktime which does not let me flag items nor copy and paste them into my selection, it was me to open the video multiple times and edit it down to the sections I want. I need to be able to mark parts of the video that are of interest to me, get only the video and not the audio and I need to know where the basic setup of how files layout is. I can not even seem to get the audio in my video to play all I get is a beeping noise unless I pull the slider and then I can hear it. I am not sure whats up with that. I guess I am just not used to the program but I did not expect this much trouble from it. I expected some differences but with just some basic playing around to see where the different setups were. I hate the idea of Quicktime being an editor. I want to open the clip with a time line andf mark sections be able to select sections in the time line then and pull them to my main project while leaving the rest and leaving the source file untouched. (Just copying the data over to my main movie). Either I am completely missing something or this program is just not going to let me edit like I have been for so long in which case I need a program that will so suggestions there are welcome. Thanks guys!