Just out of curiosity... a technical question.
Given a situation with a 720 comp with 720 footage, then upscale this to - say 125% I'll obviously get some quality degrading as consequence.
But how would this compare toa situation where I put equivalent 1080 footage in a simaliar (720) comp ad downscale accordingly, how would this affect quality changes?
It is tempting to believe that this last mentioned approach should give abetter result, - but then again I don't know much about such technicalities.
Anyone ... ?
Down sampling is always a better option that up-sizing. Both operation can be improved using third party plug-ins. Magic Bullet instant HD does an amazing job up-sizing images. There are a bunch of other options.
I know professional Final Cut Pro editors that cut 720 footage and deliver their final product -- for NETWORKS, mind you -- at 1080. There shouldn't be that much of a problem.