I'm on a project where the producers got a linecut from a Tricaster system in 1080i30, but the four EX-1's recorded 1080p30 (I don't know why the Tricaster couldn't output in 1080p, but it couldn't).
The footage is of 15 stand-up comedians each doing one-hour shows.
My job is to smooth out the cuts from camera to camera (staying on one camera an extra second or two, or cutting earlier by a half-second, etc.).
I would like to keep the line cut at the "base" file, and then lay the individual camera files on top (synced up, of course). However, every time I make a change, I've got to re-render the footage, and even with my RAID, that's taking forever.
Can I upconvert the 1080i linecut footage to 1080p without having problems down the road?
Eventual destinations are standard-def DVD and TV.