Please can someone clarify the difference between the quality / editability of HDV recorded on to an HDD camcorder compared to a MiniDV tape.
On a HDD camcorder I believe the video is recorded as MPEG2 which if I am right makes it no better than a DVD camcorder - other than the fact that you can record more video.
But what format is HDV video when recorded to a MiniDV tape. I don't own an HDV camcorder but captured some footage from a friend's the other day that was captured as MPEG2.
So with the lowest compression ratio on a HDD camcorder is there no difference with that recorded to a MiniDV tape?
If so, then from an editing perspective neither is good is it? Apart from the fact that if outputting to DVD then you have more pixels to start with, there is still going to be a loss of quality due to starting with MPEG2 compressed video.
But then again, I could be confused about all of this, hence the reason for my question.
Thanks in advance for any answers on this.