First post here and I hope this is not a noob question. Our company uses FCP 7 for editing. We shoot SD at this point and all of our library footage is encoded in SD format.
We are finally going to HD YEAH...A Panasonic HMC-150. I assume I will encode this footage as Prores. Now lets say I have to work with SD footage too, what do you suggest. AS it will be two separate encodes. How do I make it work in FCP with out having to render all the time.
Also is there a way to reformat my SD footage into a letterbox or do I just have to mask my shots in post.