I know I keep harping on about this but has anyone tried Edius Pro 4.5 yet as its reckoned to be the best HD Windows program out there. It comes with an integrated intermediate codec similar to Neo and its this that I understand makes it so good at HD editing - it renders effects in realtime whilst still on the time line meaning that rendering time is massively reduced when exporting.
About it here: http://www.canopus.com/products/EDIUSPro/index.php
There's a free trial version here: http://www.canopus.com/canopus/subsc...oads/demos.php
As I don't currently have a HD camera I can't test it for anyone. I would have normally treid it and reported back.
On the subject also, I see that Final Cut Pro is now ranked amongst the very best but of course you need a Mac to run it. In fact FCPro is so good the BBC are now adopting it as their standard editing system according to a video clip recorded by them on the FCPro web site.