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I have a basic question here. I create projects in FCP 7 (for the moment) where I am mixing content
from After Effects, Photoshop, and video from 3 sources. I transcode the video from an iPhone, a Canon SX200, and a Canon 5d to Apple ProRes 422.
In the case for this project the final version is destined for DVD, 16x9.
My question is what sequence settings should I use to edit this mixed content. The video from the 5d is 1080, and the video from SX200 and iPhone is 1280x720. Should I transcode the 1080 to 720, and set the sequence for 1280x720 for editing? The stills are all set to 853x480 in photoshop. I have been using sequence settings of 720x486 CCIR 601 NTSC (40:27), with an anamorphic pixel aspect ration for 16x9. The compressor settings are Uncompressed 10 bit.
Sadly, I am still wondering about the difference/relationship between "easy setup" for capture, and the sequence settings for editing.
I will guess that I could use 1280x720 sequence settings (?). The 853x486 stills seem to be fine with the NTSC settings I am currently using.
I ask this question - as I ran into a problem when I created an AE piece for this project using 853x486 pixel size, then imported the rendered AE movie to the FCP timeline - it was stretched some horizontally. I submitted the rendered QT file from AE to Compressor and set Compressor for 720x486 "anamorphic."
Is there any sense to my workflow here, or is there a better way to do this?