I'm a recent convert from FCP and am starting to edit a new feature documentary with mixed footage from XDCAM and Canon 5D.
Both shot at 1080 30p. Have about 60% DSLR & 40% XDCAM footage.
My question is - do I set up my sequence as DSLR or XDCAM?
Is one or the other going to give me a better image quality overall?
When you create a new project you are presented
with a menu of sequence settings to choose from.
You can skip this step by hitting "Cancel", then import your media
and create the type of sequence that best suits your footage.
And to best understand what is happening, watch this: