Alright... bare with me. A few nights ago I installed Panther. The I started importing the 5+hours of video I have of the OSU vs. Michigan weekend into iMovie. About 4 hours into splicing the video, cutting it down, seamlessly mixing 2 cameras.. I have it really close to how I want it. I decided I was going to pull it into iDVD and burn a copy. Just so I can watch it, makes notes and decide what needs changed. No iDVD included in Panther. Fine.. so, I check macrumors, find a thread. I save the iMovie project and start installing iDVD. After the installation is complete I click the iMovie icon. Nothing. I click it again. Nothing. "Alright fine" I think to myself "I'll just force quit it... it'll be there.. i saved it." iMovie launches and abruptly crashes. Giving me the chance to notify apple. Try it again.. iMovie says the project is corrupt. I check the directory and the original clips are there as well as a referenced quick time file, that was generated right before I installed iDVD. I tried to import this quicktime file into iMovie.. it takes about 4hours and errors out at about 99%.. saying simple "Unable to import [some number]" I install FCexpress and import the quicktime film into it. Comes in fine. I've been meaning to learn FCE but havent had the chance yet.. so this is my chance. I go and buy a book and start learning about FCE export options. I've tried exporting it as a DV file, so I can import that into iMovie and start basically where I felt off. Export takes about an hour and when I try to import into iMovie its the same thing. A long, slow import that errors out at about 99%. Saying again "Unable to import [some number]" I've broken the 90minute film into 15minutes segments, they wont import either. Saying "Clip too long." 40second clips will import.. but there's no way I'm doing it that way. I decide to forget iMovie altogether.. and export the edited quicktime film as a Self-contained Final Cut File that I can import straight into iDVD. When I try doing this though, the file comes out all compressed looking. Some pixels get all blocky while some look great.. not at all near the original quality of the other file. I don't know what to do. I half tempted to delete the whole goddamn directory and start over again.. but if I do, I have no way of knowing if the file will export again all ****ty looking to iDVD. Someone help me out here. Some suggestion on how to fix the Self Contained Final Cut File compression settings... or a better idea. Any help at all will be greatly appreciated!