Thanx for your links to the Everio workflow charts they have been a BIG help ! Im having trouble exporting from FCP tho. I must have tried a combination of just about every codec including the capture presets assigned in the workflow itself. My 'FHD' footage looks immaculate with the HD7 (1920x1080) 60i final cut plugin presets until I export then i get motion blurring lines that look like interlacing around the outside of moving objects. I've tried compressor, quicktime conversion,and quicktime movies Im almost ready to output to DV. Any ideas on either codecs or rather a proper method for exporting sequences while maintaining HD quality ?
That sounds interesting. Are you sure that the HD7 doesn't record progressive frames? You would loose resolution going from progressive to interlaced but you shouldn't loose tons. Try exporting a progressive file and see if it helps. Try just a short segment first.
If you are sure that it is 60i then try playing the original file through QT to see if it looks the same as what you're getting through FCP and Compressor. Make sense? Hope so, this should let you know if something is set wrong in your sequence or export. With everything set correctly you should not be experiencing huge quality losses with your export. Please let us know what you come with so others can benefit from your findings.