Hi, before I start, I want to make it clear that I'm a big Mac fan and possibly the last person to start slating the computer, but I'm having some real problems at the minute and (seriously) need some help! The Situation: I have a professionally produced DVD of a live gig that I have been asked to remove 2 songs from the running order (completely) and add titles. I have not been provided with the original footage just an edited DVD and exactly the same thing on BD. The Equipment & Software: I have an i7 MacBook Pro (15") with iMovie '09 and a PowerMac 2.0DP G5 with iMovie '08 and Final Cut Pro 6 (these both were already installed on the pre-owned G5 when I bought it) The Problem: The performance of both Macs in trying to do this job is simply, awful. I had heard that even though the G5 is "past its best" it is still a capable video editing machine (I mainly use it for design work, which is the reason I was asked to do the titles - and the performance of the G5 in this area is excellent). I wasn't sure on how to rip the video from the DVD at first - so used handbrake and imported the video into FCP and then couldn't play the video file without rendering. A process that was going to take 18 hours plus to complete. All subsequent changes resulted in further long rendering times which eventually led to me giving up in FCP (and on the G5) and moving to iMovie on the MacBook Pro. Moving to the Macbook Pro (and learning iMovie at the same time) - I started importing titles (PNG files made in Photoshop) and everything seemed to being progressing nicely. However, the further I got in the hour long video, the worse the performance of the Mac/Software became. Eventually, I couldn't even play the video and had to guess the changes I made were correct!! Each time a banner title was supposed to come on screen, the video would freeze completely and no title would be displayed at all. Now I know that iMovie is basically for "home enthusiasts", but I wouldn't have thought that a simple banner every 5 minutes of so would grind the software and (pretty high specced) machine to a hault? I eventually decided to export the movie to disc to see if what I had done looked any good and the overall quality of the video was lower than the original DVD rip! Even though everything was set to the highest settings. Playing both (DVD Rip and iMovie export) through AppleTV on a 42" Plasma resulted in a huge difference in quality. Current Status: I really want to be able to do this on the Macs - Ideally using FCP on the G5, but I'm at the point where I'm totally confused regarding the video editing performance and unless I can get some help, I'm thinking the unthinkable!! I might have to resort to using Adobe Premiere Pro on my (works) DELL Laptop!!! I don't want to do this, but I know it will be able to do what I need to get the job done! Surely something's wrong here? There must be an easy way for all of this to just work? Thanks for reading, hope you can help.