Working on a series of videos that will require creating offline of interviews in PE 8 then sending to finish (b-roll, titles, etc) on a Final Cut Express (Mac) system. My b-roll shots are recorded at AVCHD 1920v1080i.
Any thought on what format I can save my interviews at that would allow for FC to use and also bring in b-roll shots?
I would recommend ideally Share/Computer/MPEG at the 1440x1080 30i. This creates an .mts HDV video, ideal for working in high def.
In version 10 there are also some AVC output options you could use. But the .mts is a good, universal format for hi-def.