Hi all! First post after lurking for a while and learning a bunch. I'm hoping the community here can help me out. Here's what's up. Friends and I made about 4 skiing/snowboarding videos between 2000 and 2005. The footage was recorded on older camcorders, edited and compiled onto VHS tapes. We also have one video that a friend of mine edited digitally - I think it's in MPEG format, but I'm not sure (not at home right now). What I want to do is get the footage from these VHS tapes on to my MacBook Pro, and then pick & choose clips from the videos and compile these clips into a new video - a 'best of' kinda deal. I would like the end result to be a DVD. I found a local place here that can take the VHS tapes and transfer them (lossless) onto DVD. I figured I'd then use Mac the Ripper or something to rip the DVDs onto an external drive, then edit them with a program of some sort. I've done editing before, but it was old-school with tons of giant analog equipment - no digital editing. So I'm not sure what the best program would be to handle this. It's just for a Christmas present between friends - nothing serious. Although it would be fun to try some effects in post, etc. So, I guess my questions are: What software do you recommend? What format should the files be in (when I import/rip them as well as when I export them) if I want to have a DVD at the end? Any other tips/suggestions/hints? Thanks!