Okay, so i was thinking for a while, and it looks like i would like to look into film a a hobby or a possible career (if i am good enough, of course). It seems that it would be best to ask everyone here on the basic computer i would need. Since this is not a for sure thing, i dont want to buy a Mac Pro. I already own a macbook, but i was thinking perhaps i could beef up a mac mini and use it to run Final Cut Express HD on, i would buy an external HDD. So the question is, can i do things like basic editing/learning Final Cut Express HD, (perhaps a little After Effects, and Shake as well) on a Mac mini or would i need to buy an iMac? I would really prefer to spend as little as possible, to start i plan on reading some of the books apple puts out on how to use the programs, from there i would like to buy a machine and camera and equipment on my own to play around with it to see if i really like it. From that point i would like to take one of apples certified courses that they office in FCP and Shake. And see where that takes me. So assuming i like where the books take me, will a mac mini cut it? or will i NEED dedicated graphics for editing? (i dont think it will be HD or alot of HD) Thanks for the help once again everyone!