My co-teacher and I were given a demonstration of the Cineon by an engineer. At that time, the digital room easily cost over a million dollars. I remember riding in the elevator after the demonstration and taking note that the video pro thought that the system was slow as snails, while I thought it was fast as lightning. To her it was slow because she was used to manipulating 1-megabyte video frames in real time on the Harry. For me it was lightning-fast because although it dealt slowly with 40-megabyte frames, I could see the results of the work without lab processing and print time for mattes and color, as discussed in Chapter 5.