Just bought ans intalled CS3 - never used that yet.
Now in the process of choosing the right camcorder. Wish to do 'serious half-pro' for web posts.
I read that CS3 cannot edit AVCHD format - that it will downgrade to standard. Does it mean a big loss ?
I was considering Canon HG10 but it does not do anything else than AVCHD. Thenm there's the SONY SR45 - not HD though.
I would have wished the best of both worlds: a HD capable cam that can also do Standard recording. So, my external setup can evolve later and still have use of it. On he other hand, I read HDV is using a media rather than HDD which seems more convenient.
I have my old Mini DV tape based that is a PITA to transfer to PC - USB was not the way to fo in 2001...
Any recommendation or advice ? I am new to these HDD - AVCHD - HDV formats and wish to have something 'decent' (not fully pro), affordable (not expensive). Easy to send to PC and use with software for editing and burning and converting. Using external audio (not what's being recorded - at least not all the times. I am puzzled here...