You posted the wrong tab. Show us what's in Presets.
(By the way, there's no such thing as DVCPRO HD at 1920 x 1080. To get that you need AVCHD or AVC-I.)
Ok You are right the DSLR, AVCHD and AVC intra show a true 1080p res. See below.
The problem is AVCHD 1080p23.97 creates skips like its getting stuck on frames. This is even after render. I have seen it do this before and be fine after export.
I am not sure if Animation is considered long GOP but I know AVC and AVCi is. So i am thinking that skips are being caused by the animation and AVC relationship.
I do not see QT as a choice. It use to be my main format in FCP cause everyone know FCP Loves it. I have not figured out what is the most versitile codec for PrP or which one PrP like most.
I can not upload the pics in this post. I will try to add a post.
QuickTime's Animation is a lossless I-frame only codec. AVC-I is not lossless, but it is Master Quality and it is I-frame only. (That's what the "I" stands for.) AVCHD is an interframe, "GOP" codec.
A good option for Intermediate files is the UT codec. It's free, lossless, cross-platform and plays nice with Adobe software.