I'm trying to edit some dvd clips together for a demo reel but I'm having trouble getting decent quality in Imovie HD. I'm converting the vob's into DV clips with mpeg streamclip and the apple mpeg2 component. This seems to maintain the most quality that I've found so far. The problem I am having is when I import these clips into Imovie, the low end has significant clamping and compression artifacts. I was under the impression Imovie used DV as its underlying format. Why would it be recompressing the clips and is there any way around it? I tried importing the same clip in a trial version of Premiere and it looks wonderful. Import into Imovie, crap. It seems like imovie should be able to handle it and I'm just not getting the correct order or pressing the correct buttons or something. My project is set to full 1920. Any help or insight is greatly appreciated!