So I finally broke down and bought Final Cut Pro. And frankly, as powerful as I know it is, I'm somewhat shocked that Apple makes such an unintuitive product. Even Adobe Premiere, which can handle most of the basics that Final Cut does, I managed to pick up in just a few hours. But Final Cut seems insurmountable. From constantly having to render previews for editing (which are constantly being deleted every time a sequence is tweaked), to simply not being able to find basic editing tools, I'm about ready to pull my hair out. There are two things I'm hoping someone can help me with. First, is there a way to make Final Cut pre-render editing previews of clips as soon as their added to the timeline, or do they really have to be rendered manually, every time? Second, can anyone recommend a good beginner's guide? They all seem dive in too fast, and skip a lot of foundational stuff. Like the whole rendering thing, which for some reason the supposedly inferior Adobe Premiere (and iMovie for that matter) never have a problem with. Obviously, transitions and effects need to be rendered, but just ordinary hard-cut footage shouldn't have to do that every time. So a quick-start beginner's guide would be great. So, any ideas?