I'm working on a project for a client, with footage taken from himself, as well as a friend. His footage is in Standard def, while his friends is in High Def.

I have a standard def camera....is it possible for my camera to read and download HD footage as Standard Def footage? If not (and I'm guessing not) if I rent a HD camera to download the footage, can it be mixed with the Standard Def footage from my clients camera? I'm using Preimere Pro CS3 for editng, and have a canon Optura 40 for downloading.

I'm guessing that this isn't possible, but I thought I'd get some expert advise before I start looking for a solution.

What would be the easiest way around this? Have the HD footage converted to Standard Def?

Any help would be awesome!