I'm pretty new to editing so this might be something I'm doing wrong. I use two programs for compressing raw .avi those programs are SonyVegas9.0 and Virtualdub, for some strange reason no matter what I do, anything compressed or even saved as uncompressed from SonyVegas comes out in much lower quality than a Virtualdub Compression. I've tried so many things to get the same quality from SonyVegas because I think it's better for editing, I'm using the SAME codecs in SonyVegas that I use in Virtualdub (MPEG-4 XVID Codec) I tried customizing the resolution in Sony "1024x768" which is the default resolution of the recorded .avi, (Virtualdub detects and sets that resolution automatically) but still SonyVegas degrades the quality. I've done it all in Sony put rendering quality to "Best" you name it. I'm just trying to get the compressing quality from virtualdub into SonyVegas, using the same codec. I just cant get that. Any information would helpfull and appreciated, thanks.