Lightstream wrote in post #8756612
Actually, it's the input and acquisition that's the problem. Virtually all of this output will be going to computer displays, which can handle 24, 25, 30, whatever I throw at it no problem. PAL, NTSC and interlaced format are legacies of yesteryear which should die quickly so as not to inconvenience us 100%-digital folk
Given that in mind, what would you recommend I acquire in? 30P or 25P?
I have an option of buying an imported camera to get my 30P and then shoot everything 30P, or buy a local camera and be forced to mix and match 25P and 30P footage with my Canons (unless there is an easy way to convert 30P to 25P or vice versa).
Actually, it's the editing program that will be the problem, some only accept one type of frame rate per project, and that's where it gets annoying. Even if it does, lighting will be tricky... Always aquire for what's best for output and acquisition. If you are going for NTSC in a 60hz power line country, shoot 30fps, if you are shooting for PAL country with 50hz lines, shoot 25fps. If you are shooting in japan where they use ntsc AND have 50hz lines, well, you are sh!t out of luck and better learn how to shoot properly so lights don't flicker.
And for your knowledge... even the "digital" video streams are transmitted and displayed analog... QAM and similar compressions use analog signals to transfer data, and component cables (and even some types of hdmi video) are analog in nature... And worse yet, even the strictly digital youtube actually supports (and often recompresses and displays in) 720i for video... not even real 720p (not all the time, but some of it is, and you usually can't tell until you download and review the file)
I don't hate macs or OSX, I hate people and statements that portray them as better than anything else. Macs are A solution, not THE solution. Get a good desktop i7 with Windows 7 and come tell me that sucks for photo or video editing.