I've dug through all the posts in this forum to find the answer to my question, but came up empty. I just purchased a 20' iMac 2.4 Ghz, 1 MB Ram with FCE. I'm in process of editing a video for a party i'm throwing. A task that I used to complete on my old PC (about the same specs as the iMac) running Vegas.

The problem that i'm currently having is constantly rendering all the video and effects in my sequence. I've read the entire section of the FCE manual about RT playback and rendering. As informative as it was I really don't want to have to skip or lose frames just for my video to playback in real time. Does anyone know of any workarounds or settings that they've encountered that would assist me with this? Any help would be appreciated.