I have final cut pro 7.0.3 and when i import my footage and watch in the viewer window it looks crisp as it should as it is 1080p video but when i watch it after putting it onto my timeline in the canvas window I can notice the quality has decreased. Then I tried exporting it hoping it was just the canvas but no, once exported the quality looked as if it was 360p..... Need Help
Go to the SEQUENCE MENU and shoot SETTINGS. What do they say for COMPRESSOR? DV?
What is the format of the footage you are trying to edit? Did you convert it to an FCP friendly format? FCP doesn't just work with any old QT footage you decide to bring into the project...it has to be FCP type media.