Mich, what everyone on this board is thinking is that you are a really sad person. To come on a "no film school" blog and tell someone who's had the courage to make a low budget film that she's done it all wrong when you haven't even seen it. To attack her for making a mistake when the topic of her post was what she learned from a mistake she's made. A mistake about what format she shot her footage in. Mich, it's safe to say you're really unhappy with your own life and your own career. Because people who are secure in their own abilities don't lash out at people who post on discussion boards about their process. It's something you're doing because you're insecure about your own talents. And my guess is that your insecurity is warranted.
Sophie, keep making movies and making mistakes. They should kick people like Mich off this forum.