Hi all, got a Canon HG20 about a year ago. I have been saving the raw clips on an external drive since then. I want to make movies that include clips for say 3 months at a time (maybe an hour long each), that we can watch in future. I don't plan to burn them or send them anywhere. I think I will always use Macs, but suppose the ability to see them on PC would be good to cover bases. I don't anticipate watching anytime soon, so want them to be nice to watch in the future, ready to watch without reformatting again. Then I would store them this way, maybe even delete the raw footage. I am not too worried about drive space, I have a network external with 2 drives I can send them too, it's expandable. Any suggestions? I have researched what I can and come down to this: Export the movie using Quicktime, set to 1420x720, Best quality setting. I do not understand "key frame" setting, or how the audio should be set. I don't really know what many of those other file types are. I have read that saving in 1020 is going to make much larger files with not much improvement in quality. I am appreciative of any thoughts on my strategy, as you all know, each save takes almost 4 hours!