I was given a batch of DVCPROHD 1080i 60i footage to edit (shot on a Panasonic P2 camera, so all files are .mxf), and I'd like to color correct them first before I begin editing.
The problem here is, I can't seem to make my comp fit the footage? I've tried simply making a new comp to the exact specs, but it always comes out cropped regardless of codec.
This is my first time working with 1080i footage, so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the workflow here. Can someone please enlighten me?
Your footage isn't actually 1920x1080, it's something 1440x1080 or perhaps even 1290x1080; pixel aspect ratio, y'know. Drag a clip onto the Make Comp icon at the bottom of the project panel, and AE makes a comp that's just right for it.
Typically, people do color correction AFTER editing because by doing so there's less rendering to do in AE.