Before you start watching and editing movies, you need to do some configuration of QuickTime so that you get the best results on your system. Because you are serious about using a Mac (if you weren't, I assume that you wouldn't have purchased this book), I suggest that you upgrade to QuickTime Pro. With all the additional capability that it brings to your system, it is a very worthwhile investment.
The Pro upgrade helps you in all digital lifestyle areas, not just QuickTime movies. For example, you can use QuickTime Pro to save QuickTime movies to the DV format so that you can import them into iMovie and use them in your iMovie projects. You can also use QuickTime Pro to convert many different file ...