Hello everybody! I recently purchased the T2i, and I've been having a field day shooting everything in sight. But when it comes to editing these types of videos in Final Cut Express, I'm a bit of an idiot. Firstly, I've been reading around and I've seen a lot of mentions about Mpeg Streamclip, and I'm wondering what this is all about? I convert my footage before editing it in FCE? Up until now, I've just been importing the videos onto an external HDD, adding them to my project, then editing the videos and rendering them once they're in the Timeline. What benefit is there to converting in Streamclip first? Secondly, I've been less than thrilled with the images that come out of my exports. When viewing my project in the Canvas, it looks great and I AM thrilled, but once I export it, the quality definitely degrades and it seems to me like it brightens the images up. Below I'll show how I'm exporting my videos, and hopefully all of you nice/knowedable people will be able to help me out. Example video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqjC29EyhYE&hd=1 I've searched around on this forum (and others) for this info, but I can't seem to find a straight answer! But I know there are some amazingly talented people on here who do this type of thing for a living, so I'm sure I can find my answers here. Much thanks!