I want to do both video podcast, and DVD production, most of it will be done on Chroma Key green screen. I have been a long time PC person. I have one Powerbook Pro thet I use just for writing. I use my PC's for everything else is specially Interenet marketing tools (the truth is there is just not enought mac software in that area). Now I have to choose if I want to go with a custom PC loaded of for video editing with either Vegas + DVD, AVID Liquid or FCP Studio. (which will do Chroma Key the best?) UPDATED BY REQUEST: I will be using DV or MiniDV format I don't see any other affordable option. or maybe even just a Isight webcam sometimes. I plan on using my Sony handcam and also getting a Canon GL 2, so any Chroma Key tips or things I should know I appreciate. I know I can go the PC route for much less. But I seem to be drawn to the MAC and FCP. My most important issues is I want the shortest learning curve and best training and support. I could care less if I save $2K-$3K if it delay my projects 60-90 day to learn the damn thing. I want to be up and running in 2-3 weeks. (yes I know learning to edit and get good will take time, but I want to be able to get my video cast and produce my dvd's in the least amount of time) So what mac system do you recomend if I go mac and specs? Also It seem to me that apple gouges you on memory and harddrives, so if I add my own memory what brand do you suggest and what kind of harddrives does apple use in it's Macs. Why pay $400 for 500gb when I can buy them all day long for less than $200? Thanks in advance.