I do video production/editing as a hobby, and I have a MiniDV camcorder. I am trying to decide, once I get the money, whether to buy a white MacBook or an aluminum unibody MacBook? I know the white MacBooks are good with video editing, but I don't know how the aluminum ones can handle it. Sure, the 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, and dual-layer SuperDrive sound mighty tempting, but what concerns me is the fact that it does not have a FireWire port. Now, I have noticed from observation that Macs made since 1999 that don't have FireWire can NOT do efficient video editing. I have tried to do so on my 350MHz iMac G3 (even with 576 MB of RAM), and was sluggish with it. I understand the G3 iMac DV models, which came with FireWire, handled it better due to their slightly faster processers, better graphics, etc. And the MacBook Air was obviously not meant for video production, due to the slower processor and hard drive and the only perphrial connector being a lone USB 2.0 port. Now, I DO plan on buying an iMac DV or maybe a Mac Mini, which do have FireWire and I plan to edit video on. But I would like to know how the unibody MacBook (the 2.0 GHz version) can handle standard and high-def video editing. Has anyone here ever attempted video editing on one of the aluminum MacBooks? I don't mean with Final Cut Pro or the competing Avid/Adobe programs, but with iMovie or Final Cut Express. If so, please give me on how responsive the software was, if it was really slow or crashing a lot, or just unable to edit the video! I would really like some help here.