It happened again I wrote a long elaborate answer to a thread : "This is what you do: Solution 1: (cost <1k) buy a mac mini with quadcore on a discount (~600,-) buy an ssd and owc data doubler (~200,-) put the ssd inside the mac mini buy 16gb ram (~150,-) download DaVinci Resolve Lite (for color grading) use iMovie for editing Solution 2: (costs nothing) sell your 500d and lenses (market it as dslr with RAW capabilities ) buy a Nikon D5200 with a VR kit lens I recommend solution two. And here is why: the D5200 gets it right in camera. The video quality is damn close to the 5dmark iii. ML does not have real RAW. The footage is downsampled inside the sensor to 4:2:0 editing the "raw" footage requires a lot of time and comouting power, which you probably do not have the D5200 also takes great photos the 500d has moire and aliasing problems, the D5200 doesn't " 5minutes later the whole ****ing thread is gone without a trace! Why? This was the thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=19587674#post19587674 I've noticed threads disappearing before and I find it very annoying!