My camcorder (Sony DCR-SR100) records videos in MPEG2. I want to use imovie 09 to edit these video clips, and then burn DVD's that I can watch on TV. I am able to import MPEG2 files to my computer, or import directly to imovie as .mov files. I am trying to determine the best way to produce DVD's with minimal quality loss. I have done a lot of research on this topic, but haven't found an answer. I can produce a DVD, but the quality loss is significant when compared to what I see when I connect my camcorder directly to the TV. My research has revealed a number of possible causes for this quality loss: 1) Importing directly to imovie 09 2) Editing interlaced video in imovie (Single field processing almost certainly results in quality loss) 3) Exporting project directly to iDVD I already have MPEG Streamclip, as well as the QuickTimeMPEG2 upgrade. I have tried different combinations with these softwares, but I can see that it could take months of trial and error to find the right settings for my purpose. I hope someone here can save me some time and frustration. Should I import directly to imovie, or convert and/or deinterlace the MPEG2 files before importing? Should I export directly to iDVD, or are there some intermediate steps that would result in improved quality of my DVD? Is there any additional software that might help? If anyone can help, please give specific and detailed instructions!