Hello helpful, knowledgable, Mac users all, I have just inherited a MacBook Pro with Final Cut Pro 5 (the computer has been able to handle editing on the laptop for almost a year now, on a professional level). I have also just purchased an HD-8Z camcorder, which films in full 1080p with an H.264 compressor. I was advised to buy HD for a Documentary MA I'm enrolling on, and was given this laptop by my uncle because he thought FCP might cope with the HD and be useful (due to personal circumstance, I can't ask my uncle these Q.s...btw) The problem I'm having (I think) is matching the 'Sequence Settings' (although I've entered the above info) to the 'Easy Setup' (which is set at 29fps, same as the camera). Despite having repeatedly checked, I THINK I have entered the same info in each... but obviously NOT because the programme is still asking me to 'Render' every single bit of film I shoot. This basically means I can't shoot footage at all, since a 3 SECOND clip takes almost 10 minutes to render.... I can only imagine how long the footage for my documentary is going to take (/the damage it will do to the laptop...) I'm stumped and just don't know what to do or who to ask... PLEASE HELP ME! :'( Thankyou (in advance) so much. Zoe.