iMovie would NOT export my 1080i footage taken from my Panasonic HMC-40 out 1080P to Youtube.
Makes sense since it is 1080i but... I wanted full 1080 resolution. The solution export via Quicktime and deinterlace.


See? No option via the iMovie “Share” option
sad

iMovieShare720

So... Export via Quicktime 7

iMovieExportUsingQT





Export Settings

ExportMovieSetting

Video Settings

QTCompressionSetting


Set it up to deinterlace the footage


QTDeinterlace



The Result: