I am a simple user, regarding video recording and managing. I want to be able to record videos in HD format, but without keeping these files with big size. I know some things about resolution, movie formats etc, but instead of reducing the resolution I think there should be some ways today, to compress them with good quality. Several things should be kept in mind. - Can I proceed with mp4 format? I think it uses high compression and nice picture quality. - I don't want to 'burn' my mbp with long hours of encoding. I saw many deviations in several video converters. For the same video, one can take an hour to do it, other can do it in minutes. - Most videos I have for conversion are .mov and .avi. - I want applications which can use all cores of my i7 cpu. But not completely heavy load it, as some video converters seems to drive the whole machine 'mad' (loud fans etc). - I want 'easy' and user friendly applications. Straightforward. I don't want to deal with many options in encoding etc. Just choosing some presets. - Can I re-compress mp4 files? I am doing something wrong because I have whole movies(produced by others) with two hours length in less than a gigabyte, and the videos I encode(HD), could be one gigabyte for just fifteen minutes. Please help me find the easiest solution for video converting, keeping the resolution high and small size quite small.