My day job is starting to get more and more requests for videos so we are going to be investing in some video equipment and software in the very near future. I have a few questions, mostly regarding FCP X. I have been using FCP 7 at my old job on a daily basis with MiniDV cameras. Now that I am at a new job, we will need to buy some software and I am not sure if FCP X is right for me. Video will be done on a 5DII (95%) and 7D, possibly with some MiniDV cams if needed. 1. I read that FCP X has built in stabilization? Does this need to render every time you make a cut? How is it applied? Is it simply a filter? How effective is it? I know that lots of DSLR video is QUITE shaky, so if this is effective it might be worth the switch alone. 2. How does FCP X play with the 5DII files? Should I still be transcoding with streamclip? 3. As a very experienced FCP7 editor, will I be able to jump right in, or is there a learning curve? ---------Non-FCP X Questions--------- -Does anyone have any experience with Magic Lantern? I am interested in the focus-peaking capabilities. -Lights. Are there any light-kits suitable for doing interview style videos of just one person to be had for under $1k? Is this realistic? I do not know anything about continuous lights, so this is all brand new to me. Thanks for any answers!