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Cannon HG10 vs Canon HV30
i quickly read parts of the HG10 review, and i think it said it records in AVCHD, which is supposed to be a real pain int he ass to edit with... HV30 is pretty dope, but i would like it more if it wasnt a single chip camera. it lacks good color and stuff in crappy and low light
The HG10 is an HDD camcorder, and it uses a compression method called AVCHD. The HV30, on the other hand, uses an older but higher quality method called HDV. HDV will easily outperform AVCHD, especially when it comes to motion, where AVCHD will often show artifacts - blocks of pixels. Also, AVCHD can supposedly handle a 24mbit/s data stream, but so far no camcorders produced have been able to reach that. HDV's dominance over AVCHD will only end when AVCHD does reach it (it's coming soon...).
Editing with AVCHD is also a pain in the ass. Few programs support it. HDV, on the other hand, is more widely supported. Both require lots of disk space - they are high-def files, after all - and editing is taxing on your computer. You'll need a decent processor, dual-core and 2GB of memory at the very least. I use Cineform as an intermediate codec when editing HDV, because it does help to take the load off your processor.
I hope I've broken it down a little for you. Personally, I'd take the HV30.
Thank you for the help +++++++++
Yah AVCHD are bitches to edit with(from very recent experiences) and you most likely will get a
program with the camera to convert them to mpeg2 which is also a bitch
to do so it depends if you wanna convert all your AVCHD to mpeg2
so the hg10 is not a good camera to shoot movie with
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