The free account won't let you download your movies at all. If you sign up for a monthly or yearly account you can download the 360p-resolution video in .MP4 format. To get a DVD-quality 480p or 720p HD-quality movie, you have to pay an additional $3 or $6, respectively. That pricing is regardless of length, too, so a 1-minute HD movie costs the same as a 10-minute one. I understand the need for this pricing, but it seems like yearly subscribers should get some discount or bonus. The finished products are very nice, though, and certainly worth $6 to me to not have to do the editing.