I must start out saying that I don't make a living doing film editing I just do it as a hobby but I just don't see what the big deal is about final cut. I really, really want to use it but I find that Premiere Pro does a better job. I guess my problem is the timeline real time editing. I can drop all my clips and transitions in the time line on Premiere Pro and its there..no rendering or warning messages that I have to cut off unlimited rt (which I don't even have on by the way). I can watch the video in real time which I can't seem to do with Final Cut with out it stopping Or having to render. I have a Q6600 Quad-core computer so I wouldn't think thats the problem along with 8 gigs of memory. Any help would be grateful because Im sure it might be something Im doing. I really want to use Final Cut but right now Premiere pro seems to do well for me.