Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 2:54 PM (in response to Beau2Morrison)
What are your sequence settings?(click on sequence-apple+0)
Is there a majority of clips at a certain size? I would suggest making your sequence this size.
What size is the final deliverable?
If none of your clips are HD I wouldn't edit in HD.
If you make a new sequence and add one of the majority size clips FC should ask you if you would like your sequence settings to match your clips settings. Chose yes and then add clips from there.
Open the clip in source window and use scale to adjust size in the motion tab.
If you are scaling SD clips over 100% be prepared to possibly see a loss in whatever quality you have to begin with.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 4:12 PM (in response to Beau2Morrison)
There a million flavors of HD. Some are more "HD" than others.
What are the codecs and pixel dimensions used in your source footage?
Most important, as darby already mentioned, what is the end result going to be?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 4:39 PM (in response to Nick Holmes)
I already imported everything into my time line and it looks great except the size, but when I export it to become a quicktime movie, the quality goes way down. Lots of the footage is too small and I know that increasing it makes the quality get worse too. Not sure how can I tell how "HD" it is?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to Beau2Morrison)
right click(or control-click) on the clip or sequence in question
go down in the pop-up to item properties/item properties
This will tell what we are asking.
If your sequence is HD-1280x720, 1920x1080, or larger than 720x486 and your clips do not fill the frame they are most likely not HD(presuming you have not scaled or distorted them in anyway.)
When you export from FC chose export/quicktime NOT export/using Quicktime conversion. When you do this the export will match your sequence settings. You can also check the size of the export in QT(apple+I). This will tell you the codec and the size of the export. You will have to convert this to post to the web or make a DVD etc.