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Old January 11th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Editing HDV For SD Delivery

Hello,

I've just started shooting with my GY-HD110U (upgrade from a tiny pv-gs180), and am shooting for a DVD-broadcast destination... Editing FCS2 on a Macbook Pro, 15"...

Assuming I import in 720p24, is it better to edit in HD then use compressor to downres, or edit in SD... I know the manual says to stay in HD as long as possible, but I invariably end up re-framing things and stuff like that. Therefore, I was thinking it might be better to edit in SD where FCP will know that there's more information that will be ending up in the video, and won't have to blow-up the image digitally at all.

Does that make sense to anyone else?

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Old January 12th, 2009, 02:03 AM   #2
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IN FCP, import at the highest quality you have, then set your timeline sequence for the intended output. You'll edit at the highest level possible, then the output will be reduced to your specs.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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Do the basic edit in HD, then drop your sequence on to an SD timeline and do all your crops there.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #4
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Do the basic edit in HD, then drop your sequence on to an SD timeline and do all your crops there.
The reasoning being to save time rendering? Just wondering...
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