Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 6:55 PM (in response to mikepride01)
Video editing is best with the best/fastest processor you can afford and loads of RAM - 32 GB - (which you can install yourself later at a much lower price), so you can compare the machines you are considering to see what the benchmarks are (google benchmark tests). Remember though: even a Mac Pro will still take time - video editing/rendering is a massive processor intensive task - it will not be instantaneous. If you are into heavy editing, etc I would seriously consider a Mac Pro.
As for transfers, if your camera uses an SD card, I'd consider using a USB card reader (or a built in reader if there is one) - it'll be just as fast and save the camera battery.