I intend to purchase a low-cost Canon HV20 camcorder (less than 1000€).
The camcorder seems to be able to film in HDV 1080p. It has a microphone input.
Seems to be the perfect solution for cheap professional movies.
At first, I intend to make simple films.
1) I know that HDV support is not yet implemented.
But I can start using Kdenlive in PAL resolution.
Could anyone point out HV20 test files in raw format (mpeg2, 24p) for testing ?
I was able to find mpeg4 movies from the HV20, but not raw Mpeg2 files.
I would like to make sure that it is possible to load Mpeg2 files in Kdenlive and export to AVI dv in PAL resolution, which should be the case.
2) I would like to understand how interlacing is managed in MLT/Kdenlive.
If my source movie is AVI DV (interlaced) and still images (Gimp), is the output interlaced ?
If the source movie is Mpeg2 Avi (non-interlaced) and still images (Gimp), is the output non-interlaced ?
Thank you for your answers.