I am kinda late in the game, but I just left my 7 yr old Cinewave mac got a Mac Pro Lhe system.
The inside of these Mac Pro machines look as if they were made for NASA or military use. Solid and well engineered. You really have to wonder if Mac is making a profit on these machines.
Anyway today is Day 1 in the land of Kona for me.
As a fellow ex-CineWaver, let me say hello and welcome Richard! Since you come from the Cine, you're already familiar with the Control Panel concept and you'll just need to make sure you understand how the AJA Control Panel can work independently of FCP.
Any questions at all, fire away and we'll get you going. And if we can't answer it, AJA Tech Support will definitely get you back up to speed.