I have read so many different threads and I'm still confused. I think I have the resolutions understood now but I'm not sure what is best for me.
I am filming a promo for my friends business this wknd which will be shown on the web (and I shall give her a copy on DVD) here is what the footage will be:
Sony V1E 720x576 which I guess is used for TV 4:3 (should I change this because it is an HD camera)
Gopro HD Camera 1920x1080 which is 1080p.
My sequence settings Frame Size 720x576
Pixel Aspect Ratio PAL CCIR 601 (720x576) Anamorphic 16:9
Field Dominance Lower, Even
Editing timebase 25
Quicktime Video Settings - Compressor - DV-Pal
At the moment FCP just asks me if I want everything to be changed to the sequence settings, so I guess the gopro footage at 1920x1080 is being changed to 720x576 when I drop it onto the sequence. Should I convert my footage first in mpeg streamclip to whatever my sequence setting is or should I just change my sequence setting to whatever it should be and then drop in the footage and let FCP change it for me, and what should I set my sequence to if I am making a video to be shown on the tele and to be put onto the web?
And should I be shooting everything in 1920x1080p
My camera man friend has told me I should be shooting this in Progressive Scan, although I am not sure what resolution that will be
I need someone to help explain the best thing for me to do, also a lot of you seem to be telling me to work in Apple prores 22, so should I be converting all my footage to prores and setting my sequence to prores?
Thank you Dave that sounds so simple, there does not seem to be an option in the sequence settings for pro res though, here are my options:
Multimedia Smal (4:3)
Multimedia Large (4:3)
NTSC DV (3:2)
CCIR 601 NTSC (40:27)
CCIR 601 / DV PAL (5:4) this is what it is set at
CCIR 601 PAL sq. (4:3)
HDTV 720p (16:9)
HDTV 1080i (16:9)
HD (960x720) (16:9)
HD (1280x1080) (16:9)
Film (Academy) 4:3
There is no Apple Pro Res
Pixel Aspect Ratio
NTSC - CCIR 601 / DV (720x480)
PAL - CCIR 601 (720x576) this is what it is set to