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Well, incase anyone was reading this in the past, here is an Update.
When I render out of After Effects with the HDV Codec, the footage looks great but will not play in realtime in FCP. I wanted to keep the HDV Compression so not much changes in my workflow, but I guess I can't use it unless anyone here (or on a different forum I'm in) has any info for me.
So now I'm exporting out of After Effects using the 'Apple Intermediate Codec' at 1080i. It imports and plays fine in FCP which is a relief. I wanna know if anyone agrees or disagrees that this is a good way to go. It visually seems fine, I'd rather go by the books for the best results with my current sequences if possible though.
Any input would be great, thank you!
As always, recompressing media is bad.
If you have HDV footage, apply anything to it in FCP (such as a simple dissolve/mix,) render that to HDV and bring it in to After Effects and then render out to HDV and drop it back into FCP and then render to HDV for final delivery, you will have applied heavy and lossy compression four times to the same footage.
For any professional work, you want to get out of any lossy compression format as quickly as possible and then only recompress at output. Unless you are going to key any footage, Apple's ProRes 4:2:2 codec offers visually lossless compression.
- Jonas Hummelstrand
Thanks for your response! Sorry for the late reply.