Currently been trying to wrestle with a video file that I managed to pull of my digital video recorder. Now that it's on my hard drive I want to edit it using iMovie however when I try to 'import movie' it won't recognise it. I needed to convert it to a format that imovie would recognise; MPEG4,quicktime, .AVI I used an application called HANDBRAKE to do this and converted the file to an .m4v file which wasn't recognised. So I converted it to an .avi file and it is still not recognised by imovie. Looking in forums I found a possible solution was to convert the file to .dv format. I used a trial version of DropDV which did the job except of course there was a watermark on the video, but I could edit it. As I began to edit it, I found that the application had dropped the primary audio track and replaced it with a commentary track. Luckily I saw that as I was about to purchase the full version of DropDV... Does anyone know of another application that would do this? I'm really frustrated and would appreciate and help. Felix.