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I have to throw in my two cents here. If you've spent $15K per camera, HDV is a poor upgrade. Strictly consumer. You should be looking at something like the AJ-HPX2000 from Panasonic. Now that's a pro HD camera. Or at least something in the XDCAM HD line from Sony (though I am not generally a fan of interframe compression.)
> Can I capture footage in Premiere and then upconvert this footage to HD?
Yes. There are 2 products that can help you up-convert. But, beware, because the quality isn't going to be anything fantastic. Take a look at reSizer and InstantHD
Gave a quick look at ReSizer since it works with interlaced footage and InstandHD does not. ReSizer looks exactly like what I was looking for.
FYI, there are several 3chip pro level cameras that can shoot a 16:9 image. Until I am ready (and until the market stabalizes a little more) I want to shoot 16:9 DV and upconvert to HD for some projects. Loks like a good cost effective transitional method.
I greatly prefer the 3chip pro camers over the likes of the smaller camcorders. They have much greater dynamic range and contrast. This is what makes the image look good. There is much more to image quality than high resolution. Also the low lighting capabilities are better on these cameras.
Thanks for the tip.
I think the next version of Boris Continuum Complete version 5.0, due out any day now, has a new upconvert filter as well.
I think the Xena 2K card will upconvert as well. Not sure how you'd take advantage of that in your workflow though...
>I greatly prefer the 3chip pro camers over the likes of the smaller camcorders.
That's why I suggested the HPX2000 over an HDV camera. (Don't confuse that with the handheld HVX200 from Panasonic. The 2000 is a shoulder mount pro camera in all respects.)