About a month ago (August 2010) I bought a brand new MacBook Pro (2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB memory 1067 MHZ DDR3) and installed Final Cut Studio. I used to have a PowerBook G4 from 2002. Anyway, I used to edit a lot of simple video on my old PowerBook G4 using iMovie HD, which I just loved because of its simplicity (I used it to teach 7 year old kids how to edit their own music videos...). I've found the New iMovie such a unfriendly program that I've decided to finally buckle down and learn Final Cut. I have found several times however, that my brand new mac and FCS sometimes take longer than my 9 year old mac and iMovie HD to export the SAME video! How on earth is this possible?! I've noticed this several times now, with both machines running side by side! I was trying to export a 6 minute video from FCS and it took nearly 3 hours, and iMovie HD took under 10 minutes!!! What am I doing wrong, what should I change my settings to?