Originally Posted by J3TJR
its not a big deal now..i just ordered the cx550v. im sure ill like it. i dont imagine ill be doing THAT much slow motion..i was going to do skateboarding slow mo, and i still can. im just gonna see how de-interlacing with sony vegas works out.
The main reason i bought this camera was to record my trip to germany. not to much slow mo action going on there...lol.
Thanks for everyones help.
Another side thought - for a clip you're viewing on a 1080 HDTV and not downconverting to 720p for slow motion review, the TV will probably do a better job of deinterlacing than any PC program. That is, converting to 720p would be the exception for HDTV viewing if you have 1080i capture, not the rule. Good modern TVs have very sophisticated processing chips in them and do a great job of deinterlacing 1080i input.
As an example, your new 550 can output to an HDTV at 1080p or 1080i via the HDMI cable per other posters. The 1080p output means deinterlacing would be done in-camcorder. The posts I've seen here indicate that the TVs themselves are generally doing a better job of deinterlacing than the camcorder, which makes sense looking at their respective costs and primary features. So if you go camcorder direct to TV via HDMI, you may want to use the 1080i signal instead of the in-cam-converted 1080p. Just something to check out.