I've been using FCE for some time now, but never to make anything to long or professional, and now I am trying to make a commercial video and I'm kind of stuck. The files I'm working with are .avi and .mpeg-4. None of which work correctly with FCE. And I can't seem to convert them to DV and don't loose a considerable amount of quality. If I convert to Apple Intermediate Coed I don't loose much quality, but file sizes are HUGE. Which configuration for the timeline should I use? Apple Intermediate Codec? Or DV NTSC Anamorphic? I'm doing a widescreen video BTW. Also, when exporting, what format should I use? H.264? Also, I'm doing some videos from still images. Should I do them in DV-NTSC? or AIC? Thanks for any help.