I've been an enthusiastic Premiere user for years (Pro and Elements). The camera I've been using is s Sony DCR-TRV22 that records on miniDV cassettes. That camera is dying and I note that everything on the market now uses internal SD storage.
I'm not familiar with the formats. They talk about MPEG4-AVC/H.264 and HD PS, HD FX, HD FH and HD LP, each with various recording capacities.
My questions are:
How do these formats compare to the miniDV avi files I'm used to from a quality perspective?
Do these format have a negative effect on my ability to edit the video?
Is there a particular format I should use?
Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
These new formats are all high-def, for one thing -- 4-6 times the resolution of miniDV.
Of them all, the most standardized for home video is AVCHD. It's an excellent quality format that virtually all current video editors (including Premiere Elements) are optimized to edit.
A consideration... below is more about Premiere Pro, but the file information is still good
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Thank you very much for the comments!