Wow... So I just bought this software a few days ago and it came in yesterday. Already started editing. It is an amazing piece of software and I have tried a few things on it. There was a post here a while ago about running video off an external USB 2.0 drive. I can say at this point I have had little to no problems with all my fottage on my USB 2.0 Drive and it is running great. But I do have one question... Im used to adobe Premier Pro and am used to that setup for the Captureing method. However on FCE it is very different. Whenever I try and capture it gives me this new window with just the video, its very choppy during actual playing but once it captures to the computer its fine. Whats weird is that window and the loss of controls that comes up. Is there a way to capture easier without that stupid new window appearing so I have to push ESC to stop? And what are those three buttons for... something like Clip or other things that I have to push to capture... It just makes for a really ugly way to capture... Or is that just an easy way and im oblivious to whats really going on... Other than that its been great!