I have shot my films on a Canon Rebel T3i. The video file is a 1920x1080. Because I hate to render in final cut, I upload it to ''Mpeg Streamclip'' to convert my video format to Apple DV/DVCPRO NTSC. But when I am done converting it, the program changes the dimensions of my video file to 720x480. So when I redo it again this time with the same format but the dimensions of 1920x1080( HDTV 1080i), this time it is a 1920x1080 but the video is shrunk and the rest of the size is just like green or basically nothing! Whats wrong?
How do I get my video to be able to not have to render in final cut but still have the size of 1920x1080??
The codec you want is ProRes 422, or ProRes LT. DV/NTSC is a standard def format...the lowest quality one. DV tape is that format. And there is no 1920x1080 version of it, so you are making a format that doesn't exist in the real world.
ProRes 422...or LT. That's what you use for video in FCP.