I thought I would share a very important tip to the FC newbies. Get a second hard drive exclusively for render files, If not your main disk may fail. When I first got Final Cut I read that i should never use my boot disk, So I went to the apple store and bought a 1TB G-raid2 (raid 0) External Firewire 800 hard drive. Get an external Hard drive that is firewire 800, for your render files or YOU WILL BE SORRY! Just a tip.