Timeline format Easy setup

Hi, I'm doing animatics for an animated show, working with storyboards. When the show goes to online it will be in HD. Do I need to set Easy Setup to an HD format for the animatics?

You shouldn't be getting the render line so you must be doing something wrong.
You are shooting at 30fps and not 60fps?
In Streamclip do this:-
File>Export to QuickTime and select Apple Intermediate Codec.
Do not alter any other settings.
Simply click Make Movie.

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