I just got a new Tascam DR-05 audio recorder to go along with my Canon T2i for video. I will be using iMovie (either existing '09 or upgrade to '11) for my basic editing and post processing. The recorder is capable of recording in both WAV (16 and 24 bit) and MP3 formats, both at several rates. From what I understand, WAV files are not compatible with iMovie and would need to be converted before importing. So would it be better to go with the higher quality WAV format from the recorder and then convert at the computer to an acceptable format? Or would I be better off just going with MP3 straight from the source to cut out that extra conversion? As you can probably guess, I am a complete noob at video work. I usually hang out next door in the Digital Photography forum but I will be giving video a try this weekend.