I'm considering moving from iMovie11 to Final Cut Pro X. iMovie 11 is the only editing application I've really used in the past, so looking at the similarities with Final Cut Pro X, I think it may be a worthy upgrade. However, I only have a MacBook Pro - specs are below on my sig. I tend to use a 1TB external HDD connected via FireWire800 as my scratch disk, and to store all of my video, hence try to keep my internal SSD just for the application itself. So with iMovie, for example, all of my clips and events are imported and then stored on the external drive itself. iMovie points straight to these and uses these from my external drive. 1. I'm assuming Final Cut Pro X can use an external scratch disk?? Does it store all of the events and clips etc just like iMovie does, or does it simply create links to the actual video without moving it whatsoever? 2. Will my MacBook be good enough to run the application and use it to edit videos etc fine?? Most of my work is between 10mins to an hour long.