Warning: Ramble version 1.0 (not upset, just felt like rambling). So I just started film school. I'm 29, and decided I just wanted to go back to school and learn film. Probably won't turn it into a big career, but I wanted to just understand and know how everything works since I'm so into film/photography and wanted to at least be decent at it... if it only applied to my home stuff (pics of the kid growing up, family video's and maybe some indie stuff). So I figured I'd go back to school. My first class is based around AVID Media Composer. I thought cool because I know AVID and FCP are the 2 big dogs so understanding both is a great way to find little things in each I like. Plus for students MC is only 299 bucks... can't beat that. So I start class (10.5.8) with MC loaded on my Macbook Pro. I figured I love to work from home, where I'm most creative with those random late night thoughts on how to improve something, so I'd load it on my MBP in case I want to change a project without having to shelf the idea for 12hrs til I can hit up the school studio. Then Snow Leopard came along. So you're saying you're going to give me increased performance, a few gigs of space back, and better 64bit/Dual Core support for 29 bucks? Hell, even if it doesn't I'll spend it hoping it does...lol. So I dropped Snow Leopard on (which I'm very happy with). Then... Avid doesn't work with Snow Leopard...lol The good news is they already have an FAQ on AVID's site saying they're working with Apple on multiple products to get them SL compatible. I expected that, but I was still hoping it would work because I'm about to dump about 2hrs of raw footage onto my 1TB Firewire 800 drive (required for class) as my first assignment (to create a 60 second PSA using the raw footage they shot for it in any way you want). Since I'm going to San Diego for the weekend I figured I'd work on it in the car or hotel if I'm bored in between events. Alas that looks like it's not going to happen. TLDR: Avid MC rocks and it's cheap for students. It's the core of this class (my next one focus' on FCP). It doesn't work on my now updated 10.6 SL install. That's all... come on AVID! Get a movin'!