To start with I have a JVC SVHS Camcorder. In my computer I have a ATI AIW 9600. I have had both a while but my interest to learn more about what I can do with them was spurred on by installing XBMC in my box. I stream these files to my box in mpeg1 format which seem a little big in size ie: 1.3gb for a 30min vid @ good quality setting. (actually today was the first day I have done this). Here are my questions. 1. Is there a better way to capture the video than using the ati tv software? 2. and to what format ? 3. Can I make them smaller without loosing quality ? 4. How can I edit it ? such as trimming the ends and maybe text and minor effects. 5. is there one program that does all this ? 6. is there something I don't know to ask ? Nothing fancy I won't be making a new hobby out of this I just want to have nice family videos without involving alot of time. Any thoughts would be great.