Hey guys. I recently purchased an ADVC-300 to convert all of my home movies on hi8 to DVD. I had done this recently with the Dazzle, but the quality was sub-par. So far, the ADVC has been great. The quality of the picture is amazing. However, I'm having difficulty importing. Whenever the tape hits a spot of static, the import stops. It's not a space constraint problem, as I have almost 1tb available. Also, it's not a problem with my camera, as it worked fine on the Dazzle. I'm using iMovie 06. Does anyone have any suggestions? I played around with the settings, but nothing seems to work. I would appreciate any help I could get on this. I don't want to have to monitor the entire import process to make sure it doesn't stop. And maybe someone can answer another question I had. When I'm importing the video from the ADVC-300, is imovie encoding it in a lossy format? I want to have the best possible videos backed up onto my hard drive. If I export the files at the highest setting, will there be any degradation? Thanks a lot.