But until I can find time, I suggest you read along with me about the inner workings of HDV, which I am being forced to embrace, because MPEG2 compression is the future of acquisition. P2. XDCAM. We can't avoid it any longer.
Most intensive NLE applications are closely tied to the versions of various software installed on the machine. Typically this is at the OS level, but also can encompass such third party applications as Quicktime. This bottleneck can be remedied by creating a dual boot system – something developers have been doing for years.