i am editing a 5 mins video using final cut express on my MBA (1st generation). I didnt render the video and just export to quicktime coversion>h264>1280x720. It tooks me almost 5 hrs to export 5 mins video from my Hi definition which i took from my canon ixus 100. Just a question, will it make a different if i render first and then export? coz apparently, rendering also tooks like 1 hr also.