Hello. I'm coming from iMovie and going into FCP7. I LOVE imovie but think I have outgrown it. I'm shooting in 1080p 60p. The .mov files from the camera are too large to play smoothly on any machine I have, but normally I'd import to iMovie then kick it out as 720p. (http://vimeo.com/11065696) When you start FCP, it gives you many options as to what format your going to use. I don't see any that say "1080p /60p". But I assume it doesn't matter right? It didn't seem too. What I like about iMovie is that it does the processing when you import the video so all transitions and effects you can see on the fly. With FCP, it does all the work after your done. I cannot sit there and preview cool effects on the fly. I also get the error about drop frames, but when I click on "RT", I don't get the "Unlimited RT" like it suggests.. Anyways, what are some good compressions for exporting my video and settings for importing it? Assuming I want to kick out at the best quality (but I don't think I can do 60p because non of my core2duo machines can play it back anyways, so 30p is probably what I need in the end). Without compressing at all, it took 8hrs for a 6min clip that was 5.5GB. Yikes. I'm now telling it to use apple prores 1080p 30p. I'll see how that works in a couple hours. What settings can I do so I can see edits or transitions on the fly like I did in imovie? Thanks for any help when dealing with massive video! ---- Using a 13' macbook pro, core2duo, 2GB DDR3, 7200rmp HDD, nvidia dedicated video. Dragging .MOVs off the SD card directly.