I've been reading the thread and have picked up some great tips so far. I got my HF11 a few days before Christmas and have been playing around with it ever since. I picked up a clear filter to protect the lens as well as the extended battery (19) and plan to use the original battery as a backup. I also plan to pick up the external charger, so that I can charge one battery while using the other in the camcorder if I want to.
The question I can't find an answer to in the manual and haven't seen asked here yet is with regard to frame rate. I plan to record in the highest format (XP+ I think), but am not sure whether to use 60i, 30p, or 24p. I want to be able to play back using a wide variety of options, streaming from computer, burn a dvd, potentially blu ray.
I'm getting married in April in St. John and want to be able to record the events of the week, so I have some time to play around with different settings. Any discussion on frame rates would be very helpful to me!