I have the Sony DCR-SR300 HDD camcorder, and both Sony Vegas 7 and Adobe Elements software. I know the disadvantages of the HDD camcorders, in reguards to the video already being compressed, and the pro's prefering DV AVI.
My question is, what are the advantages and disadvantages of converting the compressed MPEG-2 video off my HDD camcorder to a different format such as AVI prior to editing it?
I don't seem to be having any problems editing the MPEG-2 format in Sony Vegas thus far. It would seem to me that changing the format would cause even more quality loss then just leaving it in MPEG-2 format while editing. Is there some advantage to changing the MPEG-2 video to AVI, that would offset the small quality loss I may have? Thanks for the help!