Guys, if you already know, could you give me a quick review of the workflow for editing HDV in FCP ?
This is a bit painful, I know. Otherwise may be someone can point me to some resources ?
I've seen various posts, here and elsewhere, on 24p, but that is not what I am working with right now.
I just need the basic settings, at least to get started "cleanly" to (a) capture, (b) edit and then output somewhere (it looks like it'll have to be mostly back on tape for now, or web pages - with further compression). By cleanly I mean having a clue as to what is going on. I did some experimenting but when I realized I had no idea of what was happening I gave up.
I had become fairly confortable with DV, but now, dudes, things have gotten a lot more complicated with hd.
I have a 20" iMac CD 2ghz and external FW storage (you might remember that Apple only put FW400 on these Macs ! sux, considering that my old dual PM G4 does have FW800).
Thx for any help.