Editing on FCP6, input from Panasonic aj-SD930 via SDI & AJA Kona breakout box.
Shoot on Panasonic sdx900 and just recently made the switch away from 4x3 and to 16x9 (all SD, no HD yet here).
I've figured out how to get the video into FCP and edit a timeline with the proper settings - but when I print to tape I'm not getting the 'wide' indicator on the front panel of the SD930, which implies that it's not outputting 16x9, and I don't see any DV playback settings - only SD (4x3 and HD (16x9) settings. But nothing I can edit to force 16x9 SD.
You're not missing anything, all SD DV, both 4x3 and anamorphic is recorded to tape exactly the same, at 720x480 pixels.
The tape deck does not see widescreen and 4x3 any differently. Widescreen SD is recorded squeezed, and checking the anamorphic checkbox in FCP makes it display properly, or when outputting to a 4x3 broadcast monitor, setting it to display 16x9 does the same. But, the difference between the two is only how they are displayed, not the way they are recorded.