I want to get myself into producing film and movies. I need professional software, and I have an idea of what I need. I want to get a new Mac for this kind of thing, but, as of now, I have no job, and when I do, I will be able to afford the software before the hardware. I know that if I go the Adobe route, I could run it on my HP laptop which is nearly as powerful as a top-of-the-line Retina Display MacBook Pro (The only difference being is that my HP laptop has a quad core AMD processor and not a quad core Intel processor, and AMDs don't perform as well as Intel) and I won't have to save up $2,800 (maybe). However, this does not solve my problem of wanting Logic Pro X, which I do not know of any PC level equivalents. I don't think Fruity Loops Studio is nearly as good. I could get Logic Pro X on my late 2006 iMac, but with its graphics processor being disabled (that's a whole different story right now) I'm not sure how well it will run (note that GarageBand performs flawlessly on this same iMac with its disabled GPU). However, I will purchase whatever can do the best video production and what ever has the most features available. I want to be able to create some CGI effects for film and apply it into the video, which I know After Effects is capable of. I'm not sure of what Final Cut Pro X with Motion can do, and as I hear, it isn't quite capable of the same thing. Keep in mind that I did buy a copy of Final Cut Pro X. What is a better idea? Buy a new Mac capable of running Final Cut Pro X with Motion and Logic Pro X (Keep in mind that I'm not concerned about the speed at which video renders, but at how well it will run while producing it). If this is the case, which Mac do you suggest I buy, that is best for the budget? I can connect to an external display, if need be. Not buy a new Mac, and buy Adobe After Effects and Premiere for my HP laptop and buy Logic Pro X for my iMac I need some help. I would like suggestions based on which software is better for creating and/or applying CGI-like effects (doesn't even have to be insane like Tron Legacy) and better professional quality film. I did get Final Cut Pro X for my iMac but I couldn't experience it because it was insanely slow (odd thing to note that it did render video faster than Sony Vegas on my HP laptop). If you need me to clarify some points, please ask, and I will try my best.