The Mac section of this board doesn't seem to be very active but I have a question about video settings in FCP. I just got FCP 7 and Snow Leopard...anyway,
I recently received a lot of footage (on a hard drive already digitized) from a shoot in France. I know it was shot in 1440 X 1080 HDV. Anyway, when I did the quick setup for HDV everything was working great. I have about 10 sequences and they are all registering as 1440 x 1080 in the Frame Size and 1080i60 in the Compressor.
Ok. For some unknown reason one of the sequences when I exported it using QT conversion was appearing with black bars on the top and bottom. I checked it out and that sequence was for some reason a different size then the rest of the sequences. I changed it using settings to be the same size as the rest of the sequences and now when I export it to QT (HDV 1440 x 1080) it appears pixelated. How is this possible?
The only reason I can think that size changed is that I inserted a motion intro that was a different size just to check it out.
Anyway, I am tad confused. If you need more info then I can provide.