I am about to import HDV footage into CS5 in three different formats; 1080i30 (Canon), 720p24 (JVC) and 1080p24 (Sony). I understand that my import settings should be chosen based on my original material and not for my desired final project output. Consequently, since this piece will involve mixing all three original camera formats during editing, it is impractical for me to choose different Sequence Settings in an effort to segregate the three formats. So then, can I please ask for some advice regarding the best import setting options given the mixed formats? Your input is greatly appreciated.
Use a sequence for 720, because it is better to downrez than to uprez, unless you want to work with PIP's for all your 720 material. In effect controls, use motion/scale to adjust the 1080 material to 720.
Thanks, Harm. I was thinking along those lines but it's nice to get an experts confirmation. Much appreciated.