I posted before because I do have some issues with FCP and AVCHD. Now I am not sure anymore if there really is a problem or if I am just too picky. I feel that the quality of the image is very bad once imported into FCP (I shot on the Panasonic AG AF101)
I am not sure if the image is ok, I could swear it looks like low quality. I recorded the image in PH 1080/50, 0db gain. I Imported the material with FCP7 (log and transfer) and exported as H264 1920/1080. (Result same as ProRes 422 (HQ) in terms of Quality.
Is this picture alright or is there something wrong?
first of all, I do personally think, that if you shot on the AF101 to the SD Cards and not a Nano Flash or something else less compressed,
then there's no need for ProRes HQ. ProRes or even LT will do.
I just had a project like this and no problems with the quality.
Why do you export as H.264? The final Output? Does just the H.264 look bad or already the logged & transfered ProRes material?
Ive been having the same issue with importing AF101 footage into FCP 7.0.3.
I check the .mov files before importing them, and they look great. Once imported the quality is horrible.
I checked the timeline settings, and to my understanding they are correct (Apple ProRes 422 HQ).