Hey all. I used to edit a ton of video a few years back (MiniDV) and haven't done much in a while. Back then when I went to upgrade to a new camera I got a Canon Vixia HF21 (AVCHD). I remember that no matter what I did whether importing the files from the camera or converting them into standard definition formats, editing the footage was unbearably slow and choppy ... I still have the camera and was hoping to still use it for video editing since it still works just fine. I guess my question is now that a few years have gone by, will a new computer be able to edit video from this camera the way my old computer had no problems with MiniDV? Also, back then I used Adobe Premiere Elements 8. Is current day software more efficient and if so what are some programs similar or better than what I had to consider? I don't want to invest in any more software if I'm going to have the same issues I did before so if anyone can help me figure out a solution I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks guys.