I am just beginning to try my hand at editing. The starting point is some archive DV tapes from a JVC GR DVL100. I have put a fire wire card into my PC (dual core / 1.8GHz, 3GB RAM) and have succeeded in capturing the first of the tapes using MovieMaker. I was about to start picking out the bits I wanted when I realised that the resolution was only 320 x 240. I realise this is quite an old digital camcorder but surely it should be up to SD standard.
I would much appreciate a pointer or two here: have I missed something and should be seeing 640 x 480, or is my old JVC just worse than I thought?
When I get this sorted, i think I will be in the market for a new camera but I will do a bit more reading of the pros and cons of cards vs tape and SD vs HDV first.