Hello all. Well I was preparing a DVD from footage shot on my Canon ZR-800 (consumer DV camcorder). This is captured via firewire into my new 2.8ghz iMac in iMovie Hd 06. (I'm grateful that apple made this available as I quickly discovered that iMovie 08 is TOTALLY USELESS.) I burned it with iDVD 08 (also nearly useless) and was not pleased with the result. Some shots seem to drop to a lower frame rate (perhaps being deinterlaced?) and others seem to have the odd dropped frame or other jerkiness. Other shots look just fine with the smooth motion. These were all shot minutes apart in the same room on the same camera. The only difference I can think of is that I used "extract audio" on some shots to have better control over the audio when editing. But there seems to be no corroboration as some of the shots with extracted audio are smooth. Is an hour a reasonable time to render 37 minutes of DV video to DVD? I could have sworn my old PC was a bit faster. I never had any trouble of this type with Pinnacle Studio 10 on my old P4 windows machine. I'm planning to get FCE and a better DVD burning program at some point. Thanks all.