Looks like FCE is getting a pasting today, but I need some help. I have just brought a ZI8 which I have some videos in 720p/60 fps and the quality played is fine when played on QT. However, I have been told to convert the base file with MPEG Streamclip to QT at these settings, Compression : Apple Intermediate Codec Quality : 100% Frame size : 1280x720 (HDTV 720p) Interlaced : Unticked And then I tell it to "Make Movie". The output of which I then import into FCE and the quality of sound and video in the canvas appears just as good. However, I then attempt to export the amended FCE file into both H.264 and MPEG4 compression, both of which seem to degrade the quality of the video. Can some please please please help me out here at this stage of the settings to export my HD 720p ZI8 video out of FCE (once it has been edited) into a HD movie format ultimately for DVD and YouTube? Thanks if you can and I can provide more details if it helps.