Just imported HD video freom my camera directly into FCP 7 (Apple ProRes 422, Linear PCM, 1920 x 1080).
After loading all the clips into my browser, I double clicked on one of them to load it into my viewer. The picture was completely distorted, but the sound was perfect. I tried this with all the clips -- same thing -- distorted picture in the viewer.
On a whim, I dragged one clip into my timeline, rendered it, and played it -- perfect picture in the canvas! Same thing with all my clips.
Is there some kind of rendering I have to do for these clips to show properly in my viewer?