I'm a frequent video editor... and I pretty much live in Final Cut Pro. I have my main editing computer at home, but I recently got a MacBook mostly so that I could have my internet and video editing on the go (I didn't get the Pro because I wanted the portability of the MacBook.... oh yeah, and also it was a thousand bucks cheaper...) When I edit, I generally use an external hard drive... that takes up my one FireWire port... but then I can't plug in the deck to capture video to the previously mentioned hard drive because there is no other port! I've done some research online and I've seen nothing but complaints about the 6-pin FireWire splitters out there. People complain of high pitched squeals, among other things. Does anybody know is there a decent one out there somewhere? Thankssss.