I just got a cMBP a month ago. It was my first ever Mac machine and it sounds weird but I love this laptop so much. I had a history of troublesome laptops including my last Sony Vaio nightmare. I decided to go with the cMBP instead of the Air because I have a lot of media files (all six seasons of Lost for example) and thought the cMBP would be a better fit since I don't have another desktop computer. I have an iPad for email, games, web surfing etc. But one of the reasons I got the cMBP is that I do a lot of non commercial ballet video editing. In particular, I use iburn and convert PAL files to NTSC and do some editing (minor stuff) and then burn it to a DVD for my trading friends. I tried to do that on my Sony but it absolutely killed the machine. For that reason I've only done sparingly on the Mac, like maybe 10 times. Is there any way to do thus kind of video conversion and editing while not burning up the HD?