Hi there. New to the forum, pretty new to my imac, too. My question relates to ripping DVDs (in e.g. handbrake) for editing footage in FCE4. I've got a bunch of video files of my band playing live which were copied from DV tape to DVD. I want to import these DVDs to my mac for editing together in Final Cut Express 4. I installed Handbrake 64 and ripped some of these DVDs as MP4. It seems though that Final Cut Express does not handle this format very well (if at all). I assumed that FCE4 would just "change sequence settings to match clip settings" when I imported the ripped files into the project, but that doesn't happen. I import the clip, but when I play it in the timeline it plays in the sequence video as "unrendered" with a red box around the timeline and a soothing and delightful beeping noise I had initially imported the mp4 files into imovie, but since I needed the advanced timeline features of FCE4, I bought that. But even when I exported an imovie-edited project as a .mov file, FCE4 doesn't work any better with that. I believe this is because .mov is simply a delivery format, and doesn't change the video content (e.g. framerates and things). But my understanding of this technology is fairly vague. So my question is: Can handbrake rip DVDs into a format that is suitable for easy editing in Final Cut Express 4. If yes: what settings should I use, and if not, what software WILL?