Some of the footage is shot as HDV and some at SD - Standard definition. I will set the project as HDV and digitise the SD footage as SD and resize once it is in the system. However somebody mentioned to me that on the final cut pro system there is a software called Compressor, which means you can convert the SD files to HDV or somehow change the compression. Does anyone know out there how Compressor works.
Compressor supports some pretty advanced optical flow based resampling and scaling. It does a better job of upsampling to HD than most software. However, it takes some tweaking, and can be extremely slow - potentially multiple hours per minute of source on a dual G5.