Sorry if this is a bit simple, but I am new to this. I have just got a Panasonic MX8 and am very pleased with the results. I am planning on getting a new PC next year to edit the footage. I'm no Steven Spielberg but I would like reasonably good (ie. Fast - don't want to be sitting looking at the screen for hours whilst loads of processing is done) editing facilities and some snazzy transition effects to impress the folks. My confusion surrounds packages like Pinnacle's DV500 and ProOne. I will be getting a PC with a 1900 Athlon processor, twin 100Gb hard drives, good videocard and a firewire port. Is the firewire port sufficient to get the footage into the computer and if so, what advantage do these specialist cards give, with a PC of the sort of spec I've listed? Do I just need some good software, and if so which is the most comprehensive and easy to use? How about Adobe Premiere? The magazines don't seem to cover much of this issue and although I have visited several shops including Jessop's the assistants seem to know less than I do! Many thanks for any help!