I know I'm late to the party this year recording prime episodes, but I hope to catch up this weekend. Since PRIME is offered in HD, I wanted to capture the best quality videos possible to share with the fans (higher quality than what we find on youtube at the moment and the mpegs floating around). I've been having issues trying to capture the video from my FIOS box in HD on my computer, mostly because my trial to BeyondTV expired (it's $100 software) and my HD Tuner card cannot accept component or HDMI video. BUMMER. Instead, I've been trying to work with my Slingbox Pro-HD. That shows great HD video on my desktop, but it can't save the video. I've been working with a bunch of screen capture and virtual webcams for a week now and nothing could do a decent job - either the resolution would be tiny, the video choppy, or the colors terrible. This morning I finally found software that will work - WM CAPTURE 4.0 for $40. I'll be buying this when I get home from my current work trip on Friday evening and putting together high quality HD encodes this Saturday. My questions to everyone are: What are your preferred resolutions? I'm thinking 1280x720. What are your preferred video codecs? I'm thinking about trying x264, otherwise xvid. I get the impression that xvid is losing favor these days to x264. What are your preferred audio codecs? I'm thinking ACM or LAME MP3. Are there any preferences on framerate or filters to use/not to use? With animated, I started to put watermarks on my videos because someone was taking my videos and putting them on youtube without asking permission. Are there any thoughts on that? Thanks!