Importing QT files edited on FCP - HDV to FCPX?

I am editing HDV clips on FCP. I then want to create QT clips that I want to import to my laptop which has FCP X.
The FCP X says it cannot read the files... please, when I create the QT sequences in FCP what is the compression I should use, or how do I make the clips compatible?
thank you...
T in sydney

Hi Karsten,
I think the prores422 worked perfectly for some material but for some images I shot at night It seemed the original material was in better quality.
I am working in two computers.
so I imported sequences shot originally in HD1080i and imported them via the 'fcp7 to x' application. It seems to be in best quality possible.
the question is...When creating the sequence in fcpx should I maintain the 25i or put it 25p?
THank you for your feedback and time!

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