Howdy, Mac Gurus! I recently purchased my first MacIntosh. It is the baseline Macbook. I generally hate laptops, but this one is growing on me quickly. The reason I purchased the laptop is because I will be working at my school. I'll be recording lectures and then uploading them online, as well as preserving the files for "course preservation." Because I'll be using a DV camera, I'd rather not have to play the video back in its entirety to import the video. The idea is to use the laptop to import the video during the lecture so it is there when I'm ready to edit it. Here's the situation: I imported about 5 minutes of a past lecture I recorded. The ending file was approximately 1.5 gigs. That means that a 1.5 hour lecture is going to be many, many GB. I would like to know of a software-or settings-solution to make the file sizes much, much smaller. A 30+ GB file is simply not feasible for upload online. Obviously, I'd like the file sizes to be as small as possible with the best quality, with the most emphasis being on audio quality. I'm not terribly worried about the video quality, but I'd like not to compromise on the audio quality; when a student is watching the video, they will be more interested in the audio than the video. The only settings I saw in iMovie were essentially 'large' and 'extra large.' Not many options there. (Edit: I realize there are more options when exporting the video. But considering the sheer length of video I'll be taking, I'd rather work with less optimal video than have these huge files--especially since the editing will be fairly minimal.) Thanks!