First off, let me tell you what I have been trying desperately for weeks to do. I play this one video game called "Halo 3". I know it sounds nerdy, but now I edit videos for others and myself (at 14 years old, and I am getting better every day!), and it's a nice way to make money doing something that I enjoy. I have been uploading multiple "quality tests" to YouTube a day, and the quality, even though it is recorded in HD, is still fairly bad. My friend, however, uses a PC, and has AMAZING quality. He told me that he renders and exports everything in .m2ts. So, for the last 2 weeks, I have been trying to find a video converter, or change my recording or rendering settings, but nothing is as good as his. I do not like to render in .mov (QuickTime) because the file size is very large and takes FOREVER to upload to YouTube (Where most people "showcase" their videos). What I previously wanted was just a file that had great quality and a small file size, but that search proving to be useless I have found myself here. So as my last ditch effort, please help me, if you know how to do this straight forward (without purchasing any software) please let me know! If you have any suggestions, feel free to share them as well. And if you do know how to do this, but I DO need to purchase some software, please let me know the name of the software, how much it costs, and a link to purchase it (if possible). Thank you sooo much!!!!