Hey guys. I was looking at some post's about Mac Pro editing rigs, but they dated back to 2007. I'm currently using a MainGear computer for editing at work. It's 12GB Ram, 3 SSD's, 1 mechanical, an i7 and quadro cx. We got it about a month ago and we're having problems with it and I'm hoping my boss decides to return it. IF that happens, I'm going to push a Mac Pro solution. So I'm coming to you guys for help at getting an idea so I can propose it. We'd be willing to spend up to $6,500, but I need to make sure it will out perform the maingear. We'd be using CS4 and FCP. First, when rendering, will the video card play that big of a role? In the rig I have now, I don't think it's being used really at all. The Quadro CX is said to speed things up when encoding, but we found out too late that it seems only for encoding to H.264, which we can't because flash doesn't support H.264 w/ alpha channel. Secondly, how easy it is to go from AE to FCP? I mean is there anything like dynamic link for the two to connect? I'm hoping you guys can help me out in presenting a case to get the Mac Pro. I don't have that much pull in the decision so I need to make sure it's a solid presentation.