Hey all. Very new here as I'm a PC owner looking for a new machine. I've been doing video editing as a hobby and part time business for the past 5 years (just doing short films, music videos, corporate gigs, and the occassional television commercial). I've been pretty happy with my PC setup and have never had an issue. Now it's time for an upgrade (PC is five years old) and I've been hearing good things about macs. I had to come to Sydney for business and visited the Apple store in the city. Staff there were very helpful. They showed me a few things and said that a MacPro would be good for what I'm doing. Now I would love one however they are pretty pricey (more than $10,000). I checked out the iMac and they said that they run FCP without any issues, etc. I don't do a lot of compositing an it's usually just cutting, colour corrections, and audio work I'd be doing. Even though the staff were very helpful, I had a couple of questions. 1) Is an iMac going to allow me to capture in HD? 2) Can I simply plug in some external drives and run/edit my video projects off those? 3) Will my PC wireless modem/router be able to link up with an iMac, ie, use the same internet connection (not a big deal if it doesn't) I'd like to get a Mac, however cannot afford to get a MacPro and just wondering if the iMac is going to be OK for an entry level video editing system.