Well, what are the original sequence settings? And is all the footage captured as DV/NTSC? If the sequence is DV/NTSC, and the footage is DV/NTSC...then that's as good as it gets. Monitoring properly would be wise...don't go by what you see in the FCP windows...they aren't accurate. Since this is DV, you can hook up your DV camera or deck to the computer via firewire, choose the DV/NTSC EASY SETUP, and connect the camera/deck to an SD TV and view it that way. SD viewed on an HDTV...will not look good.
If you need this all upconverted to HD and delivered as HD...you might need to hire someone who does that. It's not all that easy.
Whoa, Shane Ross, the big dog. Thanks for your response. I've found your Shane's stock answers to be really helpful in the past! Both the sequence and the footage are DV/NTSC. So it's just the matter with my monitor.... which is great news for me.
I will hook up ye olde dv camera and will view it all before sending it on.
I wasn't thinking it was possible to get the thing converted to HD - and the company didn't mention HD. But I'm curious what a conversion might run. 13 mins total with a lot of transitions (video for children). You'd probably need many more details but anyhoo, thanks very much for responding. You saved me a lot of time!