Hi Everyone, I'm close to making my final decision on a Mac system to replace my 10 year old Windows machine. I already have my HV20, but haven't used it yet. I intend to shoot around 6 hours of total footage in 60i high definition. I'm really wary of really long rendering times on the final 1.5 hour edit that will eventually be put on DVD. I'm hopefully going to process the footage through Imovie 08, since I would need alot of time to learn FCP Studio and I have a short time line. This is a cost vs. performance decision. Trying to get the most bang for the buck without major speed penalty. This is my ideas: Mac Pro 2.8 dual quad core, 8 gb ram, an additional 750 gig drive, 23" ACD - This is the most expensive, yet hopefully fastest processing solution. Macbook Pro - Dual core 2.5, 4 gb ram, external FW800 drive, high def 17" screen - great portable solution, about $1k less than the Mac Pro, but probably really long rendering and processing times. Imac dual core 3.0 - 24" - 4 gb ram, 1 TB drive with the 8800 GS video card - Similar to the Macbook Pro, but bigger screen, maybe a bit faster, but not sure. Would appreciate your ideas on this major investment. Thanks.