Have a dozen or so hi8 tapes. I bought a Dazzle DV bridge a while back and it imports just fine through firewire. My questions are: 1) when importing into iMovie, are there any settings I need to check to get the max quality? The movies are imported in dv format, but only at a screen size of 640x480. Is this the max quality? 2) to burn to a dvd, I just opened Toast, dragged the file in, and let it encode there. One I just did today was a 9.7gb file (dv format). After encoding the file size was only about 2.3gb on the disc, leaving about 1.7gb of unused space on the dvd. Is this normal? Just surprised that a 9.7gb file is compressed that much. 3) would it be better to send to iDVD to encode or would it be any different from Toast? Any other suggestions on getting the most out of these old tapes is welcome too. Thanks.