I'd use an HD timeline and just mark the spots where you go SD and fold those in when you go for the final output. With FCP 6 and up it does all the up and down conversion for you for the basic edit. It's more work but whatever. I suggest whenever possible making everything a single acquisition format.
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09-15-2009 04:27 PM
09-17-2009 08:16 AM
My last video i had vx2100 sony cam footage (SD) and HXV200 720 24pn HD footage. I ended up dropping my HXV footage on a sequence that matched my footage (un-edited) and exported as a ref file, then used compressor to down convert to SD. (keep in mind my HD footy was 23fps. I needed to convert that to SD at 29fps) I then opened up a new SD project and mixed my vx2100 SD footage with the converted HXV to SD footage. End result was "ok", but i did not like it at all. It almost seemed the ratio did not match the vx2100 SD footage. It was slightly off. It just had a pinch of ?????? all over it.
Am i missing a step in the process, or is this what you end up with when mixing vx2100 (SD) and HVX (HD) footage converted to SD footage and mixed together?
I appreciate the feedback Noah!