I'm getting a new Mac Pro 8 core. Dual Hard drives Will hold up to 32GB ram. I need to choose a new camcorder. My experience was like 7 years ago with iMovie and a $1500 JVC digital mini-dv cassette type. The big problem was having to play back in real time just to "import" the movie to iMovie - WHAT A WASTE OF TIME !!! [b]That is the first thing I want solved.[/b] I would hope with hard drive, DVD, or flash memory based cams I could just hook it up and drag and drop the raw file(s) to a folder in seconds. Later open up iMovie to work on it. The next thing is add effects and then exporting to Quicktime or whatever to publish on web or DVD. [b]in the past that those processes brought the computer to it's knees[/b] like a T1000 Terminator applying a metacarpal takedown on you... (sorry geek + martial arts) With that in mind; what else can I do besides getting that MacPro and filling it with ram ? Thanks.