Hello, I have been using Final Cut Express 4 from straight out of the box and have made no alterations in 'User Prefs' etc. In the 'Easy Setup' it tells me that I am using PAL and the format is DV - both correct. When I review clips in the 'viewer' I noticed that all lip-sync seems to be 1 or 2 frames out - vision is slightly advanced. The footage was captured directly from the camera and on review (in the camera) all is well. As a test, I edited some interviews together, rendered and then exported them in high quality. On playback in the Quicktime window, they are all still 1 or 2 frames out - as seen in the 'viewer' or 'canvas'. Out of curiosity, I ran my cursor over one of the clips and pressed CTRL and then selected 'Item Properties'. I saw that the following info was displayed: Vid Rate 25fps Data Rate 3,6 MB/sec Field Dominance Lower (Even) Alpha None/Ignore I wonder if it be the 25fps that's throwing the sync out? In your experience, does any of the above look out of place? Thank you for your help.