Hey Craig, the 4096x2304 clips look like they are coming in fine -- loading into viewer at a percentage of around 46%, making them full frame iand they match the low rez clips once I resize... it appears to be working... but i hear what you are saying about the 4000 max on fcp. Interesting... I wonder if I am doing something wrong? But all appears to be fine. I'm going to proceed and if i run into problems your suggestion is a great way to go. Thanks again.