Timeline settings? (AVCHD, FCE 4)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by NRose8989, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2008
    I use a canon HF10 and I'm still a bit confused as to what i should setting my timeline to. I normally shoot in 30p but the footage get written as 30p wrapped in 60i data. Should i be using "AVCHD 1080i60" as my timeline setting or "HDV 720p30"?
  2. ZballZ macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2006
    You're sequence settings doesnt necessarily need to match your recorded format - it really depends on what you want your end format to be.

    Of course, if there is any mis-match between the recording format and your seq settings, you will need to render.

    IF you want to match your recorded format, I suggest you simply try to make two seqs - one of each setting - and whichever doesn't need rendering is the correct one. If both needs rendering you haven't found a perfect match yet, or it isn't part of the FCP "easy-setup-standards"...
  3. foshizzle macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    To save you MUCH rendering, use the AVCHD-1080i60 as long as your cam shoots in the full 1920x1080.
    I use the HF10 as well, and use the AVCHD-1080i60 and it works much better than before that option was available and I had to use the HDV setting. With the HDV setting, I had to render every single time I did ANYTHING on the timeline, even moving a video over. Now, It is just drag and drop with the new AVCHD setting. No extra rendering.
  4. NRose8989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2008
    ya i noticed that after the FCE 4.0.1 update but even if i record in 30p, is the video still 1920 x 1080? is the video truly progressive and not interlaced even at that resolution?

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