here's the deal.. from miniDV tape i imported footage into imovie08 as large format (960x540?) i then created the project and once finalised, exported it using export to quicktime .mov now the quality of the .mov file i am quite happy with.. what i am trying to do is get that onto a dvd for my parents to watch.. either in dvd format or divx, as his dvd player will support both. i have tried and tried and wasted hours on end encoding, but the resulting output from the .mov is quite poor.. any slight panning in the movie results is serious motion stutter.. the video is not choppy or anything.. just stutter and very jerky. the .mov file is about 700mb and i have tried converting this using: 1) visualhub to dvd vob and also .avi 2) quicktime export to avi (using cinepak codec) 3) quicktime export to divx on highest setting 4) divx convertor using the pro codec 5) iDVD i just cannot get the desired result.. all i need is the same (or on par) with the .mov that i exported from imovie. i've tried 2 pass, de-interlacing etc.. but still get the motion stuttering of an unacceptable quality.. when you're watching it, you'd think you were totally drunk!! lol i still have the imovie project and i thought maybe i should export to a different format, so i tried m4v. the resulting m4v was a lot smaller and again, trying to convert this into a DVD/divx format resulted in poor video can anyone offer any advice on what i am doing wrong? surely what i want is achievable using the software/hardware i have (core duo, 2b ram) maybe i'm not using the correct output setting for conversion or something? i mean... someone here had the same problem i am having and this "3:2" pulldown option seemed to fix it.. but i've no idea how to apply that in my process? i do have FCE4, but didn't use that as i wanted to create a quick movie!! lol. any advice is greatly appreciated as i'm at a bit of a loss.