Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my questions.
Almost everything we are discussing is very new to me and I am doing my best to keep up!
For now, I am not anticipating the need for inputs for microphones, instruments, etc.
Someday I would like to consider a portable audio recording station, but for now, I just want to focus on post production as it relates to audio for movies.
My main editing station is a Mac Pro, but where I want to work on my audio I'll be using a MacBook Pro, previous generation- so I do have firewire.
The Firebox was something that I was considering, but it seems like it has been out for quite some time. Does the technology for these types of products stay current for a long time?