Have you tried simply making the SD file offline in the Project panel and then re-linking them to the HD files?
So you are saying that all of the edit in/out points in the SD project will be applied to the HDV footage? Obviously, all transitions and effects would have to be rerendered. You would also have to make sure that the location of any non-video media such as stills used in the SD project are pointed out to Premiere when loading the HDV project. I'm wondering if they would come in trimmed and at the proper resolution. However, this sounds like a rather novel approach and I'll definately be checking out the workflow. Good work!
#1 - You cannot just make the files offline then relink them whil still in the SD project...You have to copy paste the SD timeline into a HD project that has the correct HD settings, so you can render in HD...if you just take the files offline in the SD project, then link them to the HD files, you are still working with the wrong project settings (720x480), so that's why you have to copy/paste the contents of the whole squence into a new HD project that is set up correctly with the right resolution, aspect ratio, etc....
#2 - Since you only move and relocate the captured video tape files, you don't have to worry about relinking anything else. All the other files are unmoved in their original location, so it wouldnt need to search for any graphics, or stock video clips or audio you may have used when editing.
#3 - And yeah, you have to render of course, that is the whole point of doing this so you dont have to re-edit, but can still get a true HD render just by relinking an SD project to HD files.
OK, but your posted method still seems too convoluted. Create your HD project. Import the SD project into it. Offline the SD files. Relink to the HD files.
Does that work? I just don't see the need to be moving files all willy-nilly (or any other kind of nilly) from one place to another. :)
I Thought that was what EDLs were for. Yes capture your HD material in SD and edit in an sd project. When you are done, export the time line as an edl file. Then create an hd project, import the edl file and batch capture all the shots in hd format. That way you only digitize the clips you want and not all of your rushes tapes (including the memory occupying outtakes). Only thing to watch out for is that edl's will only export 1 video channel and you must be sure the time code matches. I think that is the correct process or have I missed something?
Found this old thread while looking for advice on doing HDV in off-line quality. I just started editing with HDV files and my system does not have the processing power to edit HDV files as quick as SD. Can anyone point me to some links in Adobe that discuss off-line editing of HDV files in SD, create the EDL and then re-import the HDV files?