Hi all I tried so hard to get an aswer on this from all other forums...close but no cigar. I am doing my first video project - a short doco shot with a Canon HV30 in HDV. I now want a mac to edit - probably with Final Cut Express, maybe premiere pro. It will be a simple project - but will be building to more complex ones in the future. So I am going for a 24" iMac - but really need to now whether it is worth the additional spec of the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics card. I am reading that this spec is only really for gaming and will not help in any way with the smoothness of my editing or speed/quality of playback. Instead I should just load up on RAM, and ensure I store everything on an external harddrive with firewire. Any thoughts? Caus thats what I am goin for - as smotther editing as possible - with quality/fast playback. Or is this a dream in the beginner HDV world? Any advice would help. Thanks.