I am new to iMovie and started playing around with it recently. It's a great program and easy to use, but I found the quality of the output far less then when I took the same file on my windows PC and re-encoded it to mp4 manually. So I decided to look into it. I have a JVC Everio GZ-MG37U, and the files on the drive are MOD files mpgv 720x480 29.97 iMovie imports them as MOV File m2v1 720x480 29.97 If watch them side by side the MOD looks much better, so iMovie is really lowering the quality on import. How can I fix this?