So I'm going to be converting several VHS and 8mm camcorder tapes into a format that is compatible with iTunes and iPods. I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way to go about this to maintain the quality without going overboard with size. Encoding time won't be an issue since i've got a 8-core MP and will be able to encode while uploading at the same time. Should I go vhs/old camcorder -->minidv camcorder-->Mac Pro-->iMovie-->Share DV file-->Handbrake? Converting using handbrake: what settings would be best? De-interlace? Also, are there any programs that will pull in the video and encode it in one step to by pass iMovie?