I do editing of my home movies (20 years worth) and enjoy it as a hobbie. Currently I have an Athalon XP-2100 based system and use Pinnacle studio 9 with upgrdes and it all works fine. My son has a Power book G4 and uses final cut pro.
He tells me he can render a 1 hour clip in a matter of minutes. When I render a 1 hour clip it takes hours. So I'm thinking of either upgrading my PC based system or going Power Mac G5. Are the Mac's really that much faster than PC's for rendering video?