I know there have been many posts about these three programs, but I am wondering if I am missing something for my specific purposes. I am trying to start my video projects with a huge slide show (over 800 pix to choose from) of a vacation. I have a relatively new iMac (right before penryn) 24" with 4g RAM. I have both iMovie HD and iMovie 08. I started the project before the iMac with my macbook and iMovie 06. I separated the slides in chapters by days, but I was unable to get the titles over the pix to work nicely without jumping, etc. The transitions were also causing problems at times. Off I go to iMovie 08--the titles work MUCH better there, but I cannot do chapters. Also there are even fewer transitions to choose from. I haven't even crossed the path of adding the music (I have different music for different days) so I am not sure if iMovie is downgraded in this area as well. So now I am thinking about FCE. This would not be the only project I would be doing--just the first big one. I understand that the learning curve is steep, but I do have some time this summer to give. OR is there something I could do to make the previous iMovies to work for me, and I am just not figuring it out? I was thinking about finishing putting the basics of the project together in iMovie 08 and the exporting it to FCE for the more extensive editing, and in the meantime reading up on FCE to start learning it. Is there a better plan? Thanks!