As the title suggests, I'm looking for clarification on whether or not my workflow is the most efficient for the hardware I have. Currently, I edit on my Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz; 4 GB of RAM (upgraded from 2 GB) MacBook4.1 with Final Cut Express 4 as my editing program. I have an external Seagate 1 TB HDD where I store the media and FCE4 caches, and FCE4 is run off the Macbook's HDD. Is this the most efficient way to edit my video, best method to promote the fastest rendering time with the hardware I have? Thanks for the help, and all tips are welcomed. Regards, B.