After poking around a bit more, I may have it.
I wanted to get both of the P2 cameras into DVCPRO HD to shoot the same thing as the HDX900.
SO - went to Rec Format first and got both cameras into DVCPRO HD and then was selected the option of system mode at 1080-59.94i, and camera mode gave me either 24PA or straight 24P.
24PA is what I selected in order to give the client their "non-native" 24P - correct?
THAT should do it.
If so, thanks for letting me talk this out and work through it....
Yes, I had forgotten the option existed under DVCPROHD only, but dont forget you will be recording 8 bit with DVCPROHD vs. 10bit with AVC-I.
Both are 4:2:2 in-case you want to do green screen work except for AVC-I 50 is 4:2:0.
Either 24P or 24PA will give you non-native 24p timeline in the editor. The "A" stands for Advanced Pulldown created by panasonic. It is a cleaner process compared (3:2:2:3) to the standard pulldown,when the output is intended to for it to go back to 24p native out.