This post is a branch off another question I posted in the Final Cut forum. Anyway, I have a Decklink HD extreme card. I amd working with HDV video in FCP and I need to output to Beta Sp for network. When I output through blackmagic to down convert to SD and out to my beta recorder, the quality just plain sucks. Its very jittery looking with horrible resolution. I have resorted back to down converting in compressor, laying on SD timeline and the out to Beta. This is MUCH better than the Blackmagic card, but is still very soft and lacking sharpness. Is my Blackmagic card settings all wrong, or is this just not a great product? Could it possibly be a processor speed issue with my mac pro?