Finishing a 90min. doc. All the footage is 1080i 29.97 ProRes HQ. Downconverting to SD to make a dvd for a festival submission. (I'd like to master to HD first-- but we're in a time crunch).
It's complicated-- but mastering to tape-- recapturing downconverted, making a dvd-- in a time crunch.
So I have been trying to export downconverted reels out of my FCP timeline 'QUICKTIME with SD 10bit uncompressed settings -- and the exported files look stepped with bad aliasing problems around the edges.
Meanwhile, if I just set my KONA's secondary output to downconvert and playback-- it looks clean.
Why is this? I'd rather not have to output to Tape-- recapture, Add my lower thirds and make a DVD. Since we're not ready to master yet.