Thank you for the tip on how to bring AVI format into Premiere. I am a first time user for Premiere. I have noticed that it will take several minutes to render edit scenes. For a: 10:00 sec clip it takes: 11:00 minutes to render. Do I have a slow computer or do I need a peripheral to make this process faster? I have used Avid in my classes. Of course the speed is not the problem. How can I make my home system faster and more efficient? I do not want to make my home a complete editing system, just a practice home edit system using Adobe Premiere 6.