Hi. I would really appreciate some advice from the old hands.

Back in the day I used to do a ton of editing with my trusty JVC miniDV camcorder. Final Cut Express 4 made short work of the job and for what I needed the software's features were more than adequate. Even when I upgraded to a Canon HF10 FCE4 digested the AVCHD files without complaining. Even my old steam powered dual core MacBook could run it without too much trouble.

This week I acquired a JVC GC PX100 ( absolutely lovin' it! ) and FCE 4 seems to have reached it's limitations with regards to grappling with 1080p HD, 50p etc.

My iMac is suited and booted in the hardware dept to handle Apple Final Cut Pro X but I what I would really like is a non Apple editor with similar features to FCE4 that can import AVCHD and won't break the bank.

Any suggestions?