I have done lots and lots of research on these MacBook Pros but clearly not enough. I have researched hardware and if final cut pro x will work with .mts files and a whole host of other stuff. i failed to realise though that these machines don't ship with iWeb anymore. #fail I called Apple Care, and the nice folks on the other side of the phone said they would send me an iLife disk free of charge as a good will gesture. Thumbs up for backing me up in my moment of fail. Well done Apple. Would Microsoft do this?