[Tracy Peterson]"2. Shot at 720 60P 2 Frames a second with 350 deg shutter "
I would see this is your issue, with this setting you are telling the camera to record each frame 30x. If you put the camera in 30pN (Native is the key) it will only record those to frame a second.
On your footage, trying using FCP's log and capture (or something like that on another program) with the "remove duplicate frames" checked in the preferences. This will get you to the same place as if you shot on the pN mode. But pN would give you 30x record time on a P2 card.
Ok, that was totally it. Got it shooting great footage in 720PN. Any chance this can be done in any 1080 resolutions?
Also, all the examples i've seen, using a 350d shutter, seemed to be much lighter, even at night, than the results I'm getting. Is there yet another setting I'm missing? Keeping in mind that all the night footage with 350d open aperture was not shot to card. Does the viewfinder/final shot on card differ in exposure?