Hi Russ, As a suggestion, try downloading and playing with Windows Media Encoder v7.1 (v9 is available but ive found that codecs arent entirely backwardly compatible). Theres plenty of support and further tools/apps accompanying WMEncoder on the Microsoft site. You can download a copy of it from: http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Windows_Media_Encoder/ Theres a wizard which will take you through setting up the entire encoding process, including video window-size etc, although im not sure why you want to "rotate" the video? Sounds like you filmed something with the camera laying on its side?!! :) If youre anti-MS or would like to give your users options, then have a look at Real Producer v8. Very similar in principle to WM Encoder... Download it from: http://artemis.eap.gr/eeyem/en_wp.asp (#2 in the middle DARK grey box) FAQs: http://www.attenza.com/mvu/more_faq/1,,1+11+26144,00.html As for encoding using Quicktime, i believe "Sorenson Squeeze" can do the job, although im no expert... Hows your Flash MX?! You can embed and compress videos in that too, although IMO the video compression tool isnt the greatest - it tends to loose quality easily AND keep the filesize. Again, my experience is limited. Potential search criteria: streaming video, encoding, video compression, Windows Media Encoder (loads on MS site), RealPlayer/RealProducer, bitrates, backwardly compatible codecs (COde-DECode). HTH Phil -----Original Message----- From: Russ [mailto:russ at unrealisticexpectations.com] Sent: 09 July 2004 00:53 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Video Frustration I'm a supreme video novice. I have Premiere and the Classroom in a book--and so far not enough time. I'm trying to figure out the easiest way (and using QuickTime Pro is an option, too) to rotate and scale down the size of my movie that I've captured. Can anyone recommend any quick pointers or direct me to some tutorials, etc.? I'm so novice I'm not quite sure what terms to search on and my frustration is increasing? Thanks in advance for any quick tips. Russ -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !