I have Pinnacle Studio 8 and was curious if it is normal to have performance slowdown as your project gets longer. I have a 1.8Ghz P4 Sony Vaio with Western Digital IDE drives. As the project gets longer and I add clips I find myself waiting until I can control the editor again. It also crashes on me periodically. I also own Sonic Foundry Vegas 3.0 that does not slow down. I was wondering if Vegas may be causing some problems with Studio 8? I know that some may be wondering if I have Vegas why would I mess with Studio 8? The answer has to do with using Smartsound and the integrated DVD authoring. Anyway, any ideas? Thanks.