I just got a new camcorder (Sony HDR-HC9) and shot some video with it today. I imported the video to FCE4 and it has black bars on the top and bottom and the footage does not look HD quality at all. I did some research and changed the settings in Easy Setup to Format: Apple Intermediate Codec Use HDV-Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i60 I can capture the video just fine, in fact the video looks awesome while it's being captured, a far cry from my old camera. After the capture is done I drag the clip from the browser to the timeline and it's black bars and the quality is not very good. I recorded the video from the camera in HDV1080i so I'm perplexed at what the problem could be. I'd appreciate any help/advice. Thank You!