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I think you need the MainConcept MPEG Pro plugin for that.
The question is not nutty but uninformed. Datawise there is no such thing as a single frame in native HDV. You should know that HDV is a compressed format which combines information over multiple frames. In other words a group of frames are compressed together and the processor decompresses them into separate frames when you watch the video. However, when you render, the processor re-combines multiple frames. Therefore you can not render on the frame.
The only way to render on the frame is to use a codec which decompresses the native formet once and for all into single frames. From there on you can go down many generations with minimum loss.
Use the award winning Cineform codec, either Aspect or Prospect (Aspect works perfectly for me).
HDV actually does have single frames. In the Canon and Sony 1080i varieties, there are two I-frames per second. In the JVC 720p cameras, there is an I-frame for every 6 frames.
An I-frame is an independently recorded frame that does not rely on any other frames for it's data.