I have a stack of VHS tapes which I'm sure won't end as family members catch word of what i'm doing but I am trying to be selective. Some tapes don't have a ton of content but I want to go through them and see what I can archive. From what I recall..none of them are storebough tapes, all recorded content of childhood memories or memories from tv when I was growing up. I need to cleanup this mess and quick. I'm an imovie n00b and the same applies for idvd(not much to know about idvd though..IMO). I'm curious if anybody has been through this process to say my best actions for retaining quality. I have an old vcr, an old goldstar 8mm/vcr, and a panasonic minidv player(has firewire out/passthrough, which is how i get everything into imovie), and a panasonic dvd recorder. From my experiences...I need more experience with imovie I guess I am looking for the quickest game plan to clean up my stack of dvd's. I can dub them directly to dvd's(2 hr or highest quality) and mess with importing those clips later or I can play with importing them all at once. On some of the clips of peewee football I'd like to compile them onto dvd's with menu's and whatever else to make them nicer, all in due time or should I figure out how to do it all into imovie now. My primary concern is the length of time it takes to get them into imovie and how much space it gobbles up where I can burn up a stack of dvd's and at least have it all archived to come back to later or even take on the road with me since dvd's are a little more luggage friendly(and the player!). All input welcome..i've been pushing these tapes around for quite some time..might be time to act on it!