Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to jayjayjee)
There are many settings in MPEG Streamclip that you haven't selected properly to make the AIC files match your Sequence settings in FCE. Open your FCE project, then look closely at the Sequence settings; if needed, make a note of the exact settings. Use those settings in MPEG Streamclip when converting the files.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 9:28 PM (in response to jayjayjee)
rendering is always needed.
This usually indicates that your clip properties do not match your sequence settings.
The T2i shoots HD video as H.264 in either 1920x1080 or 1280x720 frame sizes, all in P or progressive mode. If you shoot 1920x1080, make sure you shoot at 30fps. If you shoot 1280x720 make sure you shoot at 60fps. (In North America)
Then, in MPEG Streamclip, convert as follows:
For 1920x1080p30, convert to QT/AIC 1920x1080i30 (interlaced)
For 1280x720p60, convert to QT/AIC 1280x720p30
In FCE, you need to select an Easy Setup that has a frame size & frame rate that corresponds to your converted video. Select one of the AVCHD AIC easy setups that matches your converted video. (Do not select the HDV easy setups.) Then create a new sequence. Then place your clips in the new sequence.
Provided the codec, frame size & frame rate match, all should be well.