Okay, I spent all day editing a trailer shot in HDV 720p24. I finish and discover, to my delight, that despite me setting FCP for HDV 720p24 that everything in my timeline was automatically letterboxed and scaled down to DV-NTSC. Numerous new sequences, projects, coffees, and XML exports/imports later I finally was able to save my original edit into a new project that actually was 720p24. That being done, I exported using QT conversion (its a rough, so I chose it over compressor. HDV 720p24, as usual.) and dumped it to my iPod for viewing and note taking at home on my MBP. After the export I opened the file and tested it to make sure it was okay (it was flawless). I dragged it to my edits folder on my iPod and gratefully went home. Got home, uploaded it to my MBP and... WTF!?!?! I hear audio but am greeted with 1280x720 pixels of white screen!!! Arrrggghhh! QT pro tells me some QT components may be missing. I want to stab QT in it's electronic heart. Please tell me I'm overlooking some ridiculously simple setting or something... Also what's the deal with FCP's unwanted scaling?