Yeah, and you are using FCP 12 and AE CS 8000... See my point? Without telling us exactly what versions of the programs, what CoDecs and Export settings you are actually using, your post is not making too much sense. There could be any number of things at work here, some of which are known like issues with ProRes or Quicktime in general, but if that's not it, without more info we won't be able to unriddle this.
Yeah, as I said, I am happy to provide any more info to clarify..
FCP 7.0.3 and AE CS5
XDCAM EX 1080i50
I am using Export > Quicktime Movie and keeping the sequence settings.
I don't think it's due to either of the issues you mentioned. I think it may be a codec issue, but I wanted to see if anyone could point me in the right direction before I started mixing codecs.
I have just tried a ProRes export and it looks fine in AE.
I suppose I could carry on this way but I would ideally like to solve the problem, as I am noticing some (extremely tiny) quality loss.
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I would ideally like to solve the problem, as I am noticing some (extremely tiny) quality loss.
Then don't cut XDCam-codec footage in FCP in the first place. As you ingest the footage into FCP, convert it to ProRes 422, and cut in a ProRes 422 FCP edit timeline. Long-gop codecs like XDCam in sufficient quantities can give FCP fits.
I was following a workflow that discussed how the XDCAM EX Transfer created files for editing in FCP, but I didn't question the validity of whether you should edit in the format.
The exported clip works fine in previews and quicktime, it's only in AE that I have so far had this issue.
But the benefits of editing in ProRes render the issue moot anyway, thanks again.