Originally Posted by Kysersose
The HV20 records true progressive frames. It is stored on the tape in a 60i stream using pull-down. Editing software will have to remove the pull-down to place the fields into true progressive frames. I believe that most current editing programs will do this.
From what I've gathered (and I'm new when it comes to video cameras) this is the first camcorder to allow this... for a very affordable price I might add.
Still, let's not take the Sony thread too far OT. It looks like a good camera in its own right.
Well if you want to de-interlace your video you can do that in which case it is not much different then the sony. You can do just about anything you want with video if you have time and good software. I would also have to believe that eventually someone will make a good filter to turn digital video recorded by non 24p cameras into 24p footage. Also the footage in 24p that I have seen so far from the HV20 seems to be choppy. Good 24p footage does not chop like that.
I do not think we are too far off topic since that is really the only competitor out there to this camera and a good understanding of the 24p mode will help people decided if the sony is right for them. I for one am going to purchase the sony tomorrow after doing more research into the HV20 today.
I have downloaded all the video on the net produced by these cameras and one shot in particular made me pick the sony. It involved a few objects on a black background. At first the cannon seemed to have less noise then the sony, but I think the noise came from poor encoding since the file sizes are so different. I plan on pulling these video's apart tomorrow to verify it, but what really shocked me was how much different black looked on the sony then the canon. The blacks on the canon look faded while the sony look black. Also colors in the video look muted and a bit yellow to me, where as the sony seems to pop a bit more. Once again I am not sure if they are naturally that way or if it the camera is playing tricks. It would be nice if they provided a reference photo to compare it to.
For reference I am viewing these on my Macbook Pro in full screen mode and half size because my screen is not 1920x1080.