I am by no means a video expert, especially when it comes to compression and rendering to different video formats while keeping the best quality. This is my situation. We record our videos through a PC based program and I used to edit them in speed edit which is absolutely horrible so I bought a Macbook Pro and we got Final Cut. When we record the videos they are in the mpg format and when I try to bring them into Final Cut, Final Cut cannot read them. So I have been trying to find a format I can convert them to that doesn't degrade the quality. So far the best conversion I have found is to Mpeg2 and I was told that Final Cut could read that file format but when I try to bring it in it won't read it. So if anyone could help me out it would be MUCH appreciated.