I apologize in advance if there is a thread about this but I couldn't find one that was exactly the same. [Assume high-end Mac Pro, and FCS3) 1. If you have a 8-Core Mac Pro, can you (smoothly) edit a HDV movie natively? Also, if you edit in HDV, does everything have to be rendered to playback? [Please don't lecture about ProRes just yet.) 2. Let's say I uploaded 5 hours of HDV footage natively onto my Mac but MacRumors members suggest to edit in ProRes. How would I go about converting those into ProRes (also, without losing time code start/stop data). I'm just curious about these. If anyone can answer those, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.