High Definition Video Formats
Final Cut Pro has native support for HD formats such as HDV, DVCPRO HD, and
XDCAM HD. For other HD formats, you need an appropriate third-party capture interface
and hard disks with sufficient speed and capacity. HD formats are often defined by their
vertical resolutions (number of lines), scanning method (interlaced versus progressive),
and frame or field rate. For example, 1080i60 HD video has 1080 lines per frame, uses
interlaced scanning (indicated by the i), and scans 60 fields per second.
(NTSC and PAL)