Alright, I have a Hitachi BX35A DVD camcorder. It doesn't have a computer adapter, so I decided it wouldn't be too much hassle to just finalize a DVD, rip it with handbrake, and edit in iMovie. Boy was I wrong. The 3 minute 30 second file took half an hour to rip into mp4 with Handbrake. Long, but bearable. Now, when I attempt to import the 40 mb 3:30 mp4 file into iMovie, I have 258 minutes remaining. I began importing about 45 minutes ago. How can a 3 minute file take 5 hours to import in iMovie? I am only running on a 1 ghz 768 mb G4, but there's no WAY it should be taking this long, right? Is there anybody with any solution? Am I doing something wrong? Is there a more efficient way to do this? Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated. I plan to continually create and edit short videos for a website I run, and I won't be able to deal with the hassle if this is the best way to do it.