I'm using an EyeTV to capture HD footage - this channel broadcasts in 1080i and the EyeTV captures the original MPEG-2 stream - so its lossless in quality. I'm saving the original files and all for future use when I can work with HD footage more easily, but for now, I'd like to make a high quality DVD from the footage. I'm assuming (but willing to be corrected) that 480p is the highest quality that will play on a traditional dvd player. So what is the best way to get the 1080i footage down to 480p? If possible, I'd like to avoid having to transcode to ProRes or AIC and then back to mpeg 2. I've tried to figure out how to do this with Mpeg Streamclip, ffmpegx, and compressor, but haven't been able to figure it out so far. Anyone got any help they can give me on this? I'm thinking if something would downsize to 540p, that would take care of the interlacing problem, simply by taking half the lines out. The original footage is 1920 (1440 stretched, I believe), by 1080, interlaced. I guess I need to get from that to 720x480 progressive. I have Windows 7 installed via bootcamp so if no Mac tools can do this is there anything on the dark (Windows) side?