Originally Posted by HDgeneration
yeah i have a HDTV. So how is the picture quality on the HF11 compared to the HV30?
Well the most glaring is the HDV vs AVCHD format...
- Meaning HDV right now is easier to edit (but you say your not going to be editing so I feel that AVCHD is superior in PQ, and so do many others, when comparing AVCHD 24Mbps to HDV Tape Based Footage)
-the HF11/10/100 all have a better processor then the HV30/20 line...Also a better CMOS chip for the hf11 ( HV30 1/2.7" vs HF11 1/3.2" )
I could go on I would check out camcorderinfo.com to check out both of them..but heres the bottom line
Consider this....you probably will have to burn your footage to DVD or upload the file structure onto a hard drive to store your video with the hf11
With the HV30 you have tapes that your footage is stored on....personally I like the Solid State or Flash memory way better....i find it easier to transport and view anywhere....
" The Canon HV30 records to standard MiniDV tapes, the same kind in use on standard definition DV camcorders. MiniDV tapes are readily available in most stores that carry any kind of blank (Specs, Recent News, ) media. In HDV mode, a single tape holds 60 minutes of video. In DV mode, SP quality holds 60 minutes and LP quality holds 90 minutes.
MiniDV tapes have advantages and disadvantages over competing media. Tape is slightly more likely to survive a drop than DVD, but less than solid state, and about the same as an HDD. Tape, like DVD, is an instant archived and easily replaceable. However, tape holds far more video than DVD (60 minutes versus an average 20 minutes). HDD has the highest capacity ranging from seven to eighty hours, depending on capacity and quality settings.
Editing HDV footage is the easiest of any consumer high definition footage, mainly because HDV has been around longer than competing formats AVCHD and JVC’s MPEG-2 transport stream. You’ll need a fairly robust computer to work with any HD footage, but not as much as you’d need to work with AVCHD. "