I'm currently doing Wedding Videos on an old iMac 20" Core Duo machine. I just purchased a Sony HVR-HD1000U and have been importing HDV via Firewire using iMovie & iDVD. I noticed that importing "real time" is about 1/8 or at the most 1/2 times. The imports are very very long and the file size is huge. Will Final Cut import faster or better than iMovie? I know there will be a big learning curve to move from iMovie to Final Cut and that transition has me holding back because I'm afraid that I will get way too far behind in my work while learning a new program. The New Sony Camera I bought also has HDMI out but my iMac (or any Apple Computer for that matter) doesnt have HDMI inputs yet. Should I just be patient during the import process or will Final Cut Studio make a difference? Thanks for your help.