So, after overcoming huge challenges, I'm getting ready to shoot a no-budget 90 minute feature film. I'm shooting on 2 DSLRs (Panasonic GH2), so it will be basically a two camera shoot, though not always, and AVCHD files (I'm going to be using a hacked GH2, so the files may be fairly large). I have a fairly long shooting schedule (because I'm using my own apartment, heh ), and I want to try to edit as I go. The workflow would be to start editing at the end of the day to see what I've got, and hopefully come out with a rough cut right after the shooting is over. At that point, I'll spend some time in post editing, doing sound etc. My gear is basically Apple stuff. For editing, I want to use my late 2009 27" 2.8GHz i7 with 8GB RAM. I'm running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I have several external drives 7200RPM, FW800/USB2. Unfortunately, my last effort was in 2006 a 2 hour documentary I shot on video and edited on FCP 4.0 HD, and I have not kept up with NLE's at all, so I have no idea what's going on out there software-wise. Here are my questions. 1)For various reasons, I'd like to stay on Snow Leopard. If I go with FCPX, do I have to upgrade to 10.7.x or 10.8.x? 2)Is FCPX going to be sufficient for editing? Can I quickly and painlessly get files off of my GH2, ingested and easily organized in FCPX and get going on cutting immediately 3)I will need very minimal special effects, but will need some graphics, such as titles which I was able to do in FCP 4.0 HD. 4)Color correction. I'm going to try shooting very flat, with the idea that I can do extensive color correction in post. Is FCPX going to be able to handle this? 5)Sound. I won't need too much in the way of a lot of overlapping dialogue, but I may need reasonably many sound effects tracks and editing. 6)It's a two-cam shoot for about 70% of the footage. Is this going to be a problem for FCPX? Bottom line, is FCPX going to be the ticket here, and I should invest in learning it now, or should I look elsewhere? If the Apple world is not going to be best here, I'm open to the PC world. What's my best bet for editing software? I intend to start toward the end of the year - December. TIA!