I taped an event with two Sony HDR-FX1 cameras and 1 Panasonic HVX200. The Sonys taped in HD while the Panasonic taped DV. For some reason I am having problems capturing the video using Final Cut Pro 5. Basically, using Easy Setup, it doesn't recognize Firewire NTSC or any combo surrounding normal NTSC modes. In fact, I put in a regular DV tape from the past to try and recapture that and I cannot get the video to import. Sometimes FCP just crashes and shuts down and other times it tells me it doesn't recognize video playback. I thought initially it was a bad firewire cord but what is weird is that IMOVIE captures the video automatically. Problem with that is, it is stretching the video and making it look pixelated. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong as I haven't had problems like this in the past. I have tried trashing my FCP settings but that did not work. The second question I have is...I have a project edited in FCP that was done 100% in HD from the Sony cameras. I am going to be burning it to DVD. Is it better to convert the footage to SD material using Export to Quicktime movie settings or is it better to export in HD and let IDVD do the conversion? I've heard about compressor but have only had success making MOV files without audio attached to them. This won't work in IDVD. So, now that i have this project done in FCP, what is the best way to put it to DVD easily? Can you help?