sorry to bother you all with what is probably a fairly basic question. i have a minidv camcorder and have just edited it with the software it came with (imagemixer VCD). Its all fine but the resolution isn't exactly hollywood worthy. it seems like the image is being captured at 320 x 240. i've edited it into an MPEG-1 to make a VCD. and so to the question(s): 1. does imagemixer only capture at 320 x 240? 2. do MPEG1(s) have to be 320 x 240? 3. are all VCDs 320 x 240? this is all mystifying to a newbie. one other thing...assuming that imagemixer isn't great because it came free, what is a good budget editing package? thanks everyone and happy new year!!