Optional: i have been chosen to be 1 of 8 students in our 800+ student graduating class to put together a video highlighting our past 3 years in high school. This video will be shown at our graduation ceremony that will have over 2000 attendees. I have seen some of the previous video and have not been very impressed haha. So this year i want to make it absolutely stunning so i can have it in my portfolio as i plan on attending university for video editing. I have run into a few problems and we haven't even started yet haha. The computers we have at school are just way to slow and take up precious time that could be spent on editing the actual footage instead of uploading and dealing with crashes. I currently have a MBA which is was to slow. So i have decided to invest in a new MBP. I am going to sell my MBA and possibly my iMac to fund this new purchase. Macook Pro Questions: i plan on getting the new 17" and upgrading to 2.93GHz because that would improve rendering time, right? Anything else that 2.93 would really help with? Also plan on getting the 7200rpm drive to improve load/save times. Video card wise, is the 512mb(and 4g RAM) powerful enough to run FCS on another monitor instead of using the 17". What about it running 2 monitors?Any other recommendations or things i should know about getting a MBP for video editing? Editing on a MBP with 2.93 GHz, 512mb VRAM would be alot better and faster than on a 2.4GHz iMac with only 256mb VRAM on a older card right? FCS: For the project, the group has used adobe premiere in the past but only the teacher knows how to use it and it will be used. So i planned on getting a new macbook pro for this project anyways but i watched the FCS tours and read some reviews and i think we could make an absolutely amazing video using FCS and motion is a real seller, it will defiantly allow for some jaw dropping effects that will make this video the best one. Would you recommend using FCS for the project? how easy is it to learn? Is there anything i should know before jumping in? Also how much of a difference will FCS be over FCE when it comes to making impressions and creating jaw dropping effects. I know FCS is $1400 but if it will make this video a hit and allow me and my group to create amazing video that will hopefully further my career the i think that it is worth it. Anything else i should consider or look into? Do you recommend this upgrade/downgrade? or would you have a better idea? Also, since these 2 things will run me $4,848.00. My MBA will probably only fetch $900, iMac would only get around $1100. i am a few papers short. So i am taking donations hahahahahah. just kidding. Thanks in advance.