First, sorry if this has been answered before, but been spending hours and days in reading and searching forums (including macrumors) and I have not found a good answer to my specific question: Advice on settings in MPEG Streamclip for exporting .MOD files (from Panasonic HDD cam: 720x480 vres) for editing in Final Cut. I´ve of course obviously, after a lot of research and hassle, finally come to terms with the fact that FCP can´t handle .MOD files natively, and MPEG Streamclip being the best free option for exporting to a format FCP can handle (probably best regardless - amazing software!). Therefore, I also know all about .MOD files actually just being Mpeg2 with AC3 audio, etc, etc, and all that (Why the h... did they do that??) Also I´ve already exported a lot of my video just using the QuickTime 16:9 (Apple Motion JPEG A - Quality 100%) presets in MPEG Streamclip, and done some editing. It works great, and I´m really satisfied with the quality of both video and audio. I´m really just experiencing one issue I would like to hear some viewpoints on: The exported files get really large! A clip some minutes long suddenly gets to be 200 MB - easy! So my questions are: Have anyone found optimal settings and format for exporting .MOD files in MPEG Streamclip for FC? How can I reduce the file size of the exported files without compromising video and audio quality? Thanks a lot for any feedback!