Thanks David, you are right. Turns out I shot the video at 24 fps and FCE was rendering it at 29.97, so it would duplicate a frame every 5 frames or so, giving finished pans a choppy look. I tried converting using Streamclip, but it would ad extra frames as well.
Anyway, upgraded to FCPro, and am finishing in 24.
Thanks again, Earl
ps: 7 was a stupid mistake, that was my take number.