I have some SD MiniDV archival tapes that I want capture video from and ultimately process in FCPX for online use. I have begun the process and am capturing and doing a rough cut edits in FCP 6 (Leopard). I have noticed some of the captured clips (NTSC 720x480) have a narrow vertical black margin on the left and right. Using the Motion Tab and increasing size to 102% is enough to eliminate these margins.
-Motion Tab at 102%, Crop, or another method?? - which method will degrade the video the least?
I plan to bring clips into Tiger and use "Encode Selected Video Files"
480p, Higher Quality (xxx.mov encodes to xxx.m4v) to preprocess clips for final edits, audio & color balancing in FCPX
-Is there an alternate means of processing the clips that will result in better quality clips?