I have a Sony HDR-HC3 camera and have captured my footage on the 1080i setting. I now wish to import it into Premiere CS-3 with eventual output onto a Blu-Ray disc to be played primarily on a Sony 1080p television. My question is: What preset should I be using for the video input. The choices I see under HDV are 1080i25 (50i), 1080i30 (60i), HDV 1080p25, and HDV 1080p30. I dont fully understand the differences between these settings and would like to know what I should be using, or what the advantages/disadvantages of these settings are.
If you're in North America or other NTSC territory you use 1080i30 (60i); if in Europe or other PAL territory you use 1080i25 (50i), because those are the only formats this cam shoots, and it only shoots the format appropriate for your area (not both).
All this is detailed in the "Specifications" section of your manual (page 123 for HC3, page 119 for HC3E).