I have worked with iMovie 08 and want to do more. I saw some of the things iMovie HD can do and want to know, what can Final Cut Express do that iMovie HD can't? I need to determine if the difference is worth $200 to me. I would like to add transitions, special effects, text effects, and other things that imovie 08 cannot do. I would like to add music from iTunes and a voiceover here and there. In addition, I want to take some old family videos from VCR tapes and make DVDs. I have a 2.5 GHz Core 2 Duo MBP with 2 GB RAM if that makes a difference. A neighbor with a MacBook is also considering moving up to a more 'flashy' presentation for the home movies of their young children. His complaint is that iMovie 08 doesn't have the transitions like his Windows computer did. Does an Intel MacBook have enough power to handle FCE? I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but a search didn't turn up the answer I was looking for.