Question: Including a 4K clip in a 1080P project.
I'm a pro fly fisherman who shoots product and technique videos for YouTube and other media. I have three Canon 1080P camcorders that I use for the majority of my videos.
I also shoot video using a chest mounted, waterproof point & shoot camera while on the river. I'm thinking of upgrading this camera to a 4K capable model for one specific reason.
I cannot fish and operate the camera at the same time, so zooming while fishing is not an option. I wish to 'zoom' in post by keyframing transform. Shooting in 4K and then cropping in tight will allow me to maintain a decent level of quality.
So here's the question. If I create a 1080 project and import a 4K clip to it, will FCPx automatically drop the 4K clip to 1080 as soon as it is placed on the timeline, before I have a chance to work with it? Should I instead create a small project solely for the 4K clip, modify it as needed, then copy/paste it to the 1080 project?
Mac mini, macOS Sierra (10.12.4)