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You will first need to convert to avi format or something that Premiere will recognize - see - http://mp4cam2avi.sourceforge.net/
>which make/model compact camcorder would be recommended?
I feel there are two basics that every camera on the planet should have. First, independent frame recording (no temporal compression). Second, full resolution imaging devices.
Right now, cameras that have both cost upwards of $50,000. The only 'affordable' cameras that get at least the first one right (and it's first for a reason) are the Panasonic HVX-200A and the HPX-170.
However, they do unfortunately get the second one wrong with less than full resolution CCDs. But this is really less critical than the first basic.
Yes, Jim, but I imagine the lower resolution of the P2 format also makes it more possible to cram better spatial compression quality into I-frames at 50 or 100 Mbps (the same way temporal compression allows better quality at, say, 25 Mbps). You get nothing for nothing. There are always tradeoffs.
It's actually not lower resolution by the time it gets recorded.
>But this is really less critical than the first basic.
Oh really?!! (in my best SNL sarcasm)
I ask again, how would you know? Hearsay or direct observation? I can choose to only read things that support my personal biases (and then relentlessly spew them as facts, aka "ditto head"), or actually observe them for myself and make up my own mind.
I prefer the later.
>It's actually not lower resolution by the time it gets recorded.
Oh really?!! (incredulously looks at the camera)