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If you end up re-encoding the video you might as well choose a codec that works really well for editing. Codecs designed for playback such as MPEG don’t store every frame of video which can make for inaccurate/sluggish timeline scrolling. DV is a good choice since you’re working with standard definition. M-JPEG is very similar to DV and works at any resolution. If M-JPEG isn’t available, you can use a codec such as MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 if you set the GOP (group of pictures) size to 1. This forces MPEG based codecs to store every frame, increasing the size, but making editing easier.