Hi, I have 4 hours MiniDV cassette that I want to edit on my machine (FCP-6) . my record mode on my camera when I filmed was DVCAM (16:9). some people told me that I need to transcode first my material through compressor to ProRes format, and than import to the timeline. First I want to know why I need to resize my video files? isn't it slow the work ? can I work realtime? ProRes is bigger/heavy format than Dv Pal, isn't ?? and second, the quality between those formats is such different ? finally I need to produce DVD. Thank you a lot for you friendly help, Ran.