Hello everyone, I have Sony DVMC-DA2 analog to digital video converter (to convert analog video to FireWire) for importing old home videos into iMovie. Now I have been using this for some time using a pretty new VCR we have. However the VCR lacks S-Video outputs. I know S-Video can produce a sharper picture than the standard composite outputs but, I was wondering if there would be any difference on these home videos. I mean the quality isn't too bad for a tape that's almost 24 years old, but I was wondering if I should purchase a VCR with S-Video outputs, and if it would make a difference playing back regular VHS tapes (not S-VHS tapes). Because I'd like to import the tapes as best I could and not have to re-import them again at a later date if I found a better way to do it. The VHS tapes vary in age, the oldest is from 1983, and then they go up until 1999 or so. Also, I have a pretty big hard drive on my Intel iMac, however a friend was telling me since the video is from a VHS tape I could probably save the videos at a slightly compressed rate and not see a big loss in quality. I'm not sure how to go about this in iMovie. My brother does have Final Cut Express, but I am used to iMovie which makes it pretty easy to make DVD videos. Now basically what I'm doing with the tapes is importing them, editing them with iMovie and burning them on DVDs for family and relatives. Now it's a daunting task but, I've already imported some tapes. So I just wanted to know if a VCR with S-Video would improve video quality and if I can shrink the file sizes down a bit without loosing too much quality. I tried to Google around and search on eBay for some S-Video enabled VCRs but, I only found some very expensive models, over $300. Any help would be great, thanks!